• Welcome to the Sonoma Valley High School Science Department.

    The science department offers a variety of courses : Earth science, lab biology, advanced biology (anatomy & physiology) chemistry, and physics. There are also AP courses in: biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science. In addition, we offer many agricultural course which include: Earth, biology, chemistry, plant and soil sciences, viticulture, and agricultural business. Currently, there are two science related clubs: astronomy and electronics.

Science Department



Lori Bisordi

Lori Bisordi 

Ag Science / Ag Mechanics

Science, Visual, Performing & Industrial Arts

Ag Science / Ag Mechanics Lori Bisordi lbisordi@sonomaschools.org
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1483

Phone:

Email: lbisordi@sonomaschools.org

Lori Bisordi, Ag Science / Ag Mechanics

Department(s): Science, Visual, Performing & Industrial Arts

Degrees and Certifications
Associates of Science in Viticulture from Santa Rosa Junior College, Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Science with an emphasis in education, single subject credential in Agriculture, and Agriculture Specialist Credential.

Experience
Student Teacher Chico High School (Agriculture Welding and Fabrication) and Petaluma High School ( Agriculture Mechanics and Sustainable Agriculture Biology)

Responsibilities

Interests
Spending time with family and friends, being outdoors (hiking, fishing, camping, jeeping, and dirt biking), agriculture, and fabrication

Elisha Coon

Elisha Coon 

Lab Biology / AP Biology

Science

933-4010 x5275

Lab Biology / AP Biology Elisha Coon ecoon@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5275
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1214

Phone: 933-4010 x5275

Email: ecoon@sonomaschools.org

Elisha Coon, Lab Biology / AP Biology

Department(s): Science

Degrees and Certifications

Experience

Responsibilities

Interests

Chemistry / Physics / AP Physics Dean Knight DKnight@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5248
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1236

Phone: 933-4010 x5248

Email: DKnight@sonomaschools.org

Dean Knight, Chemistry / Physics / AP Physics

Department(s): Science

Degrees and Certifications
BS Physics 1966, MS Nuclear Engineering 1969, Teaching Credential Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Mathematics

Experience
Graduate TA UC Berkeley (1969-71), Teaching Summer courses Lawrence Hall of Science, Science Department at Sonoma High since 1972, Develop Science kits in the field of magnetism and electricity and electronics 1991 to present

Responsibilities

Interests
Radio Astronomy, Electronics, Ethnic Dance

Kate Miller

Kate Miller 

Science

Science

Science Kate Miller kmiller@sonomaschools.org
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1482

Phone:

Email: kmiller@sonomaschools.org

Kate Miller, Science

Department(s): Science

Degrees and Certifications
B.S. in Microbiology and B.A. in Psychology from UC San Diego. Teaching credential from Sacramento State.

Experience
Taught Biology, Chemistry and Earth Science at Union Mine High School in El Dorado, California (5 years)

Responsibilities

Interests
Photography, reading, hiking

Earth Science / Lab Biology Kelly O'Leary koleary@sonomaschools.org

Phone:

Email: koleary@sonomaschools.org

Kelly O'Leary, Earth Science / Lab Biology

Department(s): Science

Degrees and Certifications
BS Zoology Humboldt State University, Secondary Teaching Credential in Science Humboldt State University

Experience
Rancho Cotate High School, Hoopa Valley High School

Responsibilities

Interests
Nerd Culture! (Video Games, Sci-fi/fantasy books and movies), I play Cello, I enjoy being in the outdoors

Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson 

Ag Science / Floral Design

Science / Visual, Performing & Industrial Arts

Ag Science / Floral Design Sarah Richardson srichardson@sonomaschools.org
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1484

Phone:

Email: srichardson@sonomaschools.org

Sarah Richardson, Ag Science / Floral Design

Department(s): Science / Visual, Performing & Industrial Arts

Degrees and Certifications

Experience

Responsibilities

Interests

Science Shayna Weiner sweiner@sonomaschools.org
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Page/3429

Phone:

Email: sweiner@sonomaschools.org

Shayna Weiner, Science

Department(s): Science

Degrees and Certifications
- Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (from UC Davis; Secondary Science Teaching Credential: Life & Physical Sciences (from UC Davis); Master of Education: Secondary Science (from UC Davis)

Experience
- Taught Chemistry & Biology at Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova (1 year)

Responsibilities

Interests
- Anything outdoors (swimming, hiking, camping, etc.); Reading books and writing for fun; Watching movies and good TV; Science!

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