Mrs. Duffey's Website (FHN - AP Chemistry & ChemistrY)
On this page you will find a variety of resources for students and parents. This site and Canvas will be used for all of my courses. I will update this site as often as necessary, every effort will be made to make sure it is as up-to-date as possible!
Schedule for 2022-2023
This year I am teaching the new one semester Chemistry course aligned with the Michigan NGSS curriculum (3 sections in each semester) as well as one section our full year two-hour block AP Chemistry class.
My Teaching Background...
I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science - my major and minor were Biology and Chemistry. I completed my intern year (student teaching) through MSU at Forest Hills Central High School teaching Biology and Chemistry. The next year I moved over to Forest Hills Northern High School as a long-term sub in Chemistry and Biology for first semester and I have been at FHN ever since -- Husky Pride! My first official year as a teacher at Northern was 2004-2005 when I taught Introduction to Science, Environmental Science, and Chemistry in the Community (ChemCom). For the next three years I taught Biology and Chemistry at FHN. I also completed my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State in that time period. I started teaching AP Chemistry and Chemistry 215 in the 2008-2009 school year and taught those through Spring 2020. My fall semester of 2020 was all virtual - I taught 1 section of online Forensic Science, 2 sections of online Chemistry, and 1 section of AP Chemistry... it was quite a semester! I returned to in-person teaching for the Spring 2021 semester, teaching AP Chemistry and Chemistry 215. Last year I moved to teaching the new one semester NGSS aligned Chemistry course along with AP Chemistry - and that will be my schedule this school year as well. This will be my 19th year of full-time teaching, I'm excited to have you in class!
A Bit About Me...
I am a HUGE Michigan State fan (GO GREEN!) in addition to being alumni of MSU twice over - I loved going to school there! My husband and I still try to make it to football, hockey, and basketball games when we can - and after all these years we still miss our student season tickets! My all time favorite sport is water polo, I played for East Kentwood High School and for Michigan State. I was also an assistant coach for the Forest Hills Girls' Water Polo team during the 2004 and 2007 seasons. Water polo is a fantastic sport to watch and to play! Some of my other favorite things to do are play with my kids, read, go for walks, and watch movies. Over the COVID-19 closure I also became just a little obsessed with Beat Saber on the PS5 VR system. :) I am married and we have two daughters -- a smart, sweet and silly nine-year-old (Taylor) who starts 4th grade this school year and a bright, strong and hilarious fourteen-year old (Madison) who will be a freshman in high school this year. We also adopted a teddy bear puppy last year and named her Tonks. I am sure you will see pictures of my girls and puppy around my room and on my desktop during class... and I can pretty much guarantee you will hear stories about them!