By Jillian Haguisan
Oyster Bay High School welcomed two new science teachers for the 2020-2021 school year, one of whom is Ms. Lisa McDougal.
Ms. McDougal teaches 8th grade science, Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics, and Regents Chemistry. Although she taught Living Environment in the past and loves biology, she also enjoys chemistry for its application to everyday life and its ability to connect us to the world in which we live.
Having previously taught 7th and 8th graders at Edmund W. Miles Middle School, Ms. McDougal is learning how different teaching high school students can be. “My 10th through 12th graders are more self-directed and independent, and we get through the work quickly,” she says. “I enjoy being able to have more in-depth scientific discussions with them.”
Ms. McDougal is happy to be teaching a middle level class as well and appreciates the younger students’ constant enthusiasm for learning.
Outside of the classroom, Ms. McDougal enjoys hiking and practicing yoga. She also kayaks frequently. In fact, Ms. McDougal enjoys being outdoors whenever she gets the chance.
Ms. McDougal is excited for the year ahead, saying, “I feel so fortunate to get to work with such motivated and hardworking students and colleagues. I am very impressed by the students here.”
On behalf of everyone at The Harbour Voice, we wish Ms. McDougal a successful first year here at OBHS!