The Science Department at New Town High School is committed to creating scientifically literate citizens by providing the fundamental principles that will lay a foundation upon which to build lifelong learning. It is our goal to inspire students to give serious consideration to careers in science based on their experiences in our classrooms.

In order to achieve this, standard, honors, and gifted and talented level courses in earth systems, chemistry, and physics are offered. Advanced Placement courses are offered in biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science. New Town High School’s science department also offers courses in the nationwide Project Lead The Way Biomedical Program.

Our teachers are committed to the use of technology in science; therefore, it is an integral part of our classroom lab experience at New Town High School. Additionally, learning through observation and discovery is an essential process to the science experience. Labs are furnished with state of the art equipment and materials to accurately simulate laboratory experiments for investigation and active learning. All of our science classrooms are fully equipped, complete with individual computer stations. Students work with various software, graphical analysis programs, and “labpro” sensing devises that take measurements and transfer the data directly to the computers to be recorded, analyzed, and printed for evaluation. To further expand opportunities for learning, the department has two mobile laptop computer stations equipped with 15 laptops that facilitate the accommodation of a variety of possible learning environments.

The mission of the Office of Science PreK-12 is to work collaboratively with all stakeholder groups to define a vision for science education and to provide leadership for the development, implementation, and assessment of that vision for the Baltimore County Public Schools. These efforts are directed toward one goal—enhancing achievement for all students in science. Our teachers believe that all students can learn, and they recognize that learning is accomplished individually as well as in groups. To meet the needs of every student, the staff is committed to making science engaging, active, and relevant because they understand that the best way to learn is through personal discovery and scientific inquiry that is the hallmark of science instruction in Baltimore County Public Schools. Because it is also the goal to create lifelong learners, everyone works toward helping students develop an appreciation for the body of knowledge known as science and an understanding of how to apply it to everyday life.

Questions? Contact Mr. Tyler Shaw, Science Department Chair ([email protected])

 Wendy Bailey
Wendy Bailey: IB Chemistry, Chemistry
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I have been teaching in Baltimore County for 27 years. My first few years were spent teaching at Kenwood HS. I then went to Franklin HS in order to be closer to my home in Carroll County. I graduated from the Indiana University of Pa with a BS degree in Chemistry. I received my Master's degree from Western Maryland College.

I love teaching and showing how interesting Chemistry can be to my students. I have two rescue dogs and previously worked at a veterinary clinic. I love animals and am obsessed with my loving pups. I believe in being a kind and empathetic teacher to my students; and that these qualities will transfer to my students' lives.

I also have been married for 23 years and have a 17 year old son.

Tia Bossiwa

Tia Bossiwa

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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela

 Michael Dumler
Michael Dumler: IB Biology 11, IB Biology 12, Living Systems/Biology

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I am Mr. Dumler and my goal is for all students to view life through the lens of a scientist. Every question has an answer waiting to be discovered.

 Tiffany Fliggins  
Tiffany Fliggins: Science Lab Paraeducator

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I have worked for BCPS for 23 years. My first 10 years I was a paid parent helper in Kindergarten, and then became a Paraeducator. My primary purpose in the Science Dept. is to ensure the teachers and students have their needed supplies for labs and the classroom. I endeavor to assist the science dept teachers in any way I can to make their lives easier.

My motto for teachers and students...If I can help you I will help you. :)

 Cristelyne Galutira
Cristelyne Galutira: Earth Systems, Living Systems

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Hello, I am Ms. Galutira, but also known as Ms. G as the students call me. Prior to teaching as a Science Special Educator/Case Manager here at New Town High School, I was a former Registered Behavioral Technician who worked with Behavioral Analysts to service our clients on the Autism Spectrum. I loved the job of providing 1:1 therapy to my clients from ages 12 months to 16-year-olds in either of their homes, communities, or schools. It was great but I wanted something more. Thank you to my support to my parents, sister, and boyfriend who pushed me to try to get into the education field. I have grown passionate ever since became a teacher. I truly care for all my students in pushing them to be their better self.

 Hannah Hentz
Hannah Hentz: Earth Systems, Living Systems

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I was born and raised amongst cows and cornfields of Lebanon, Pennsylvania. After high school, I completed my Bachelor of Science in Secondary Biology from the Pennsylvania State University (We Are!!!) and immediately moved to Baltimore at the end of 2018. I am actually still in school studying to earn my Master of Environmental Science from the University of Idaho online.

Being able to share my love for science with my students, to me, is one of the best things about teaching. Rosalind Franklin once said, “Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated,” which is something I try to model and live by. There is always something new to learn about the world around us, and seeing that curiosity in my students is what drives me.

Aside from teaching, I help coach our Titan volleyball team. I am also busy planning a wedding with my fiance, who is also a teacher in BCPS. Together we have a 5 year old little rescue mutt named Chip; he is my absolute pride and joy. When I’m not smothering Chippy in kisses, I enjoy reading mystery novels, playing Rummy, and binging reality TV shows.

 Sarah Mahmood
Sarah Mahmood: Living Systems, Anatomy and Physiology, Principles of Biomedical Science
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Hey New Town! I earned my Bachelor's degree in Biology and Master's degree in Secondary Education from McDaniel College. I am currently the Graduation Coordinator for our seniors and the Secretary for our PTSA. I am so thrilled to start my 3rd year here at NTHS because I have met some of the most amazing students and staff!
 Courtney Mosley
Courtney Mosley: Earth Systems, Living Systems

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I am originally from Newark, NJ. After high school, I went on to Boston College and I received my Bachelors of Science in Biology. Currently, I am wrapping up my Masters in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Helping people, especially our youth, become the best versions of themselves is my passion. I became a teacher because I want to do my part in raising the next generation to lead the world to a better future. I started my teaching career in 2017 at Windsor Mill Middle School. I taught there for five years before coming to New Town in 2022.

Besides teaching, I love all sports, especially basketball and waterpolo, listening to music, cooking, gaming, anime, and all things health and wellness.

 Stephanie Cratic McDaniel Stephanie Cratic McDaniel: PLTW Biomedical Innovations, PLTW Medical Interventions, PLTW Human Body Systems, Integrated Physics and Chemistry
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This is my fifth year teaching at New Town High School. I love teaching science and biomedical sciences.
 Felix Sab  
Felix Sab: Physics,  Integrated Physics & Chemistry
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I was born and raised in Cameroon, Central Africa. I move to Nigeria as a student of Biochemistry at O.A.U. Ile-Ife where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. I returned to Cameroon for a short while. Relocated to The United States in 2002 as a Student in The University of Michigan, Flint. Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology and master’s degree in biology. I worked in the hospital for a short while. I developed a passion for teaching science. I am a certified teacher and I have been in the classroom since 2008, from Michigan to Maryland.

I have a beloved family, love watching soccer, basketball, and football. I am a handy man and love solving problems from automobile to small engine/appliances maintenance. I also like farming and nature.

 Tyler Shaw
Tyler Shaw, Science Department Chair: IB Environmental Systems and Societies, Chemistry, Earth Systems, Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC)

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I am originally from Milford, CT., and I went to college at Towson University. I graduated with a B.S. degree in Chemistry with a concentration in Secondary Education. I am now entering my 6th year of teaching at New Town. I am now living in Baltimore City with my wife and our two pugs, Winston and Tucker. (Yes he is named after the G.O.A.T., Justin Tucker). I also have a daughter named Ashlynn. I love all things “nerdy” from video games, to movies, to music, to superheroes. I really like anything pop culture esk.

Ever since I was in high school, I have been interested in science. I love everything science has to offer. I love to create new products, make chemical reactions, and light things on fire. That’s the best part of my job.
😊 I also love teaching students about science because it literally is the future. I became a teacher to help students fall in love with science and one day use what they learned in my class to make the world a better place.

PS: I am the flyest teacher here in a bow tie.