• 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



Biology / Department Head Michelle Purvis mpurvis@sonomaschools.org
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1256

Phone:

Email: mpurvis@sonomaschools.org

Michelle Purvis, Biology / Department Head

Department(s): Science

Degrees and Certifications
BS Biological Science- CSU Chico; Graduate Studeis & Credential Dominican University

Experience
1999- present Lab Biology, Anatomy & Physiology,Earth Science, AP Biology,

Responsibilities

Interests
Travel, Hiking, Cooking, spending time with family & friends

Elisha Coon

Elisha Coon 

Science

Science

933-4010 x5275

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

Phone: 933-4010 x5275

Email: ecoon@sonomaschools.org

Elisha Coon, Science

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

Mary Moffitt

Mary Moffitt 

Science

Science

Science Mary Moffitt mmoffitt@sonomaschools.org
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1354

Phone:

Email: mmoffitt@sonomaschools.org

Mary Moffitt, Science

Department(s): Science

Degrees and Certifications

Experience

Responsibilities

Interests

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

Gayle Smith

Gayle Smith 

Science

Science

Science Gayle Smith gsmith@sonomaschools.org
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1356

Phone:

Email: gsmith@sonomaschools.org

Gayle Smith, Science

Department(s): Science

Degrees and Certifications

Experience

Responsibilities

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Mark Weber

Mark Weber 

Science

Science

Science Mark Weber mweber@sonomaschools.org
https://www.sonomaschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=3178

Phone:

Email: mweber@sonomaschools.org

Mark Weber, Science

Department(s): Science

Degrees and Certifications

Experience

Responsibilities

Interests

Biology / Engineering Thomas Edwards tedwards@sonomaschools.org

Phone:

Email: tedwards@sonomaschools.org

Thomas Edwards, Biology / Engineering

Department(s): Mathematics

Degrees and Certifications
BSME - Biology, Engineering, Multiple Subject

Experience
Teaching a variety of subjects at all teaching levels

Responsibilities

Interests
Music, Travel, Philosophy, Science

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