Grades? Who cares? Its learning I like!
Andrew Johnson (2006)
Ms. Cheryl Hach

Former Instructor

AP Environmental Science
Biomedical Science
Current Topics in Science
Evolution of Scientific Thought I and II
Organic Chemistry

Ms. Hach has a B.S. with majors in both Chemistry and Biology. She received her M.S. in Biological Sciences from Michigan State University, where her primary area of interest was plant biochemistry. 

Before coming to KAMSC, Cheryl taught at Kalamazoo Central and Western Michigan University in the Chemistry Department.

Since 2001, Cheryl has been a national board certified teacher in adolescent and young adult science, with specialization in biology. She has been involved with summer teaching and educational research opportunities through Michigan State University and, most recently, the University of California - Davis.  She is also involved with MSU's GK-12 Partnership at the Kellogg Biological Station. She continues to be a member of the Executive Committee of the Michigan Science Teachers Association and is the Executive Editor of their publications.  Cheryl serves on the Internal Review Committee for the Next Generation Science Standards, assisting the State of Michigan in adoption and upcoming implementation. She is a frequent presenter at local, state and national science professional development conferences.

Cheryl was very involved with raising service dogs for many years, raising at least 14 puppies for Leader Dog for the Blind in Rochester, Michigan.

Before teaching, Cheryl was a medical technologist, working with a high-risk pregnancy intervention program as well as a research group linking viral illness with adrenal functions.  Cheryl has also worked at Pfizer (Pharmacia and Upjohn) where she was employed as part of a National Institute of Health grant for the study of HIV inhibition via a kinase signalling cascade.

While at KAMSC, Cheryl pioneered a number of new courses and constantly updated and modernized the content of the biological sciences program. She has inspired countless students to pursue careers in medical, environmental, and biology-related fields.
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