Phone: 651-744-3833


Degrees and Certifications:

Class Schedule Period 1 - Accelerated Biology Period 2 - IB Biology HL Period 3 - IB Biology SL Period 4 - IB Biology HL Period 5 - PREP Period 6 - IB Biology SL Period 7 - PLC

Ms. Connelly


HIGHER LEVEL SUMMER ASSIGNMENT - click for more details


This will mark my 24th year working at Highland Park! I have truly enjoyed my time at Highland and look forward to another great year.

A little about me - I played soccer in college and studied sportsmedicine/pre-med (earning a B.S.), and have done Graduate work as well, earning an MS. I no longer play soccer and have a wide variety of other interests and activities including antler shed hunting and woodworking. I foster dogs with Can Do Canines  and currently have a black lab named Kimber at my house.

I am currently an IB Assistant Examiner and this insight into the IB testing world is invaluable to my students. This past spring (2021) I marked Internal Assessments and normally do HL Paper 2, but not last year! I am assigned Internal Assessments again this upcoming November and May, along with Biology HL Paper 2. This process has allowed me to collaborate with teachers from around the world and a window into the creation of the marking schemes of IB Sciences. I also am on the IB Curriculum Team for Group 4 (Sciences) and serve as a moderator on the IB Biology website forum.

This year I am teaching Accelerated Biology, IB Biology Standard Level and IB Biology Higher Level. The links below provide more class details, along with support materials for students and parents. The schoology class websites contain class schedules and resources to support learning and provide opportunities for review. I believe in student responsibility and schoology will hopefully allow you to develop this responsibility.