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About Me

Hello and Welcome to Dr. York's Class!!

I am a chemical engineer by training with various degrees ( from various schools ) and some experience in industry/academic research. View my current resume - shown on separate page.

I am therefore very passionate about math, science, and engineering; but, I am actually the most passionate about LEARNING in general. I always enjoy learning new things and meeting new people ( that I can learn new things from ) and it is this philosophy that I hope to instill in my students ( i.e, the love of life-long learning ). If I am not very successful in getting my students to look at life ( i.e, the rest of their life ) this way, then this is an attitude I still bring to the classroom. This means I am open and willing to learn FROM the students every day.

Some of my hobbies/interests include: exercising & outdoors, gardening, preserving food, cooking, music [ I play guitar, fiddle, mandolin, & anything else I can get my hands on; and I sing ], reading, writing [ songs & stories even though music takes up most of my time currently ]. For the first time this year, my gardening buddies and I grew Carolina Reapers - I've saved seeds in a couple different ways and am planning on doing it over again next year. Instead of dehydrating tons of peppers and breaking my dehydrator, I plan on making LOTS of hot sauce with next years produce. I also spend quite a bit of time with my kids who are heavily involved in sports and music themselves.