Haley Gerardi graduated from Swarthmore College with a BA in Biology and Education as well as a member of Sigma Xi, a nationally recognized scientific research society. Haley presented her original research at the American Association of Physics Teachers and the Physics Education Research Community where she discussed findings about student engagement, interest, and effectiveness of an Introductory Physics for Life Science Majors college course. She continues to be an advocate of science literacy and works daily to help students discuss and build informed opinions on science in the media, a skill Ms. Gerardi believes is critical for all members of the modern world. Ms. Gerardi will also be working closely with the LFHS band and drama club to facilitate and help create unique costume elements for school events. Most of all, she is excited to return to her hometown in Harrington and proud to be teaching chemistry at her old high school.