Degrees and Certifications:
University of Connecticut BS, Environmental Science
Welcome Bassick Lions!
My name is Ms. Chiem and this will be my third year teaching as Bassick High School - for this upcoming school year, I will be teaching 9th grade Physical Science as well as Environmental Science. I am originally from Danbury, CT and graduated from Danbury High School. I am a proud Husky and received my undergraduate degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in Geoscience from UConn.
Discovery, exploration, curiosity, and experimentation are the building blocks of science. Therefore, it is no surprise that student discourse, understanding different perspectives, and inquiry/project-based learning serve as the foundation of my class. If you look back in history, you will find that sometimes in science, we must first get the wrong answer to arrive at the right answer. This is why I encourage students to take risks and if we make mistakes along the way, well that’s okay - as long as we learn from those mistakes and use them to guide our learning!
A few fun facts about me include - I am a twin. English is my second language. March Madness is my favorite time of year. I am an avid football fan. GO PATRIOTS! I am obsessed with my dog Teddy. I have a niece, whom I love very much. And lastly, I come from a family of dedicated educators.
I am SO excited to meet each and every one of you and am looking forward to seeing you all around the building… and hopefully in my class too!