Phone: 651-744-1487 (Outside of school hours 7:30-2pm)
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Hello! Welcome to Highland Park Senior High School. I am Natalie Strauss and I will be teaching General and IB-SL Chemistry this year.
I graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN with a degree in Chemistry and minors in Psychology and Coaching. After college, I entered an intensive year-long teaching residency called TC2 which had me co-teaching full time as well as completing most of my Masters of Education from Augsburg College. I was lucky enough to co-teach at Highland Middle School in 6th grade science for the first half of the 2013-2014 school year. I taught chemistry at Highland Park Senior High School for the second half of the 2013-2014 school year. This will be my fourth year at HPSH and I am very excited!
I also coach swimming after school in White Bear Lake. When I am not teaching or coaching I enjoy being outside, spending time with family and friends, and doing crafts. My husband and I have been married for almost 2 years and are looking forward to adding a little one to our family in October 2017.
This summer I spent my time doing research at the University of Minnesota in a Biochemical Engineering lab. I worked to develop a new lab to use in IB-SL Chemistry which will be done during the Option B: Biochemistry.