Mr. La Patra
My focus area is Biology.  I have been teaching at Glens Falls for 19 years. I teach The Living Environment, Advanced Placement Biology, Environmental Science, and I'm the adult advisor of the Martial Arts Club.  The picture above is my alias, "Sedimentary Sam".  He shows up about 4 minutes into the "Rockin' Road Trip" video on the website (This amazing documentary was created by 2 GREAT science guys, Jason Brechko and Simon Cording).  Please visit it!  Here's another video which highlights my work, and those of others, in the technology push of GFCSD for the fall of 2015.  Check it out! (shorter version) and (longer version)



  • MARTIAL ARTS CLUB MEMBERS WANTED!!! No martial arts or athletic experience needed! For ANY students grades 9 through 12.  Come see me for any questions and/or a permission slip.
    Posted Jun 24, 2014, 12:22 PM by Chad LaPatra
  • AP Biology Summer Assignment If you are registered to take AP Biology in the fall, then the summer assignment has been assigned to you in Google Classroom. To get to it, complete it, and ...
    Posted May 6, 2015, 7:03 PM by Chad LaPatra
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