Science Lab Information for Safety Contracts

Please review lab safety contract.  This contract was included in your student packs on the first day of school. These forms must be signed and completed by both you and your parent.  When signed please return to your science teacher.  

Science Lab Safety Contracts

Cypress Lake High School Science Department

Shanna Adkins

Shanna Adkins graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a BA in Biology. She is a native to the Lee County area. This will be her second year teaching at Cypress Lake High School. She currently teaches regular biology and biology honors. She is also the sophomore class sponsor. Interesting hobbies includes working on a family owned farm. She currently has cows, chickens, dogs, goats, pigs, and turkeys. Please feel free to contact her if you have any questions.

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Teri Barnett

Teri Barnett has been teaching 29 years.  Teri first taught in New York City, where she was born and raised.  She moved to Fort Myers in 1989 and worked in several schools in Lee County before landing her dream job teaching marine science at Cypress Lake High School in 1999.  Teri has a bachelor’s of science from City College of New York.  In her spare time she loves to read, ride her motorcycle, and  recently took up fishing with her husband.

Paula Blair

Paula Blair graduated from Temple University with a BS in Medical Technology. She worked in clinical laboratories for 15 years before obtaining a teaching certificate.  She’s taught at Cypress Lake High School for 12 years and has been with the School District of Lee County for 15 years.  She currently teaches AP Chemistry, Honors Chemistry and Chemistry I.

Aixa Chaves-Nieves

Aixa graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA with a MS in Biology. She moved to Fort Myers in 1996. Aixa has been teaching for 13 years, 11 of which have been at Cypress Lake High School. She currently teaches AP Environmental Science and Chemistry I.

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James Johnson

This is my 12th year of teaching at Cypress Lake High School. I have a Master of Science Teaching in Physics (MST) from Wright State University. I am teaching AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC this year. I am a member of the AP Capstone program and I am also the Science Department Chairman. I also volunteer as a coach for the boys’ basketball team. In my spare time I like to play golf and volunteer for Special Olympics tennis and golf. I have been married to my wonderful wife Joyce for 44 years and we have one son named David.

Tara Meagher

This will be Tara Meagher’s 33rd year with our school district.  She was a teacher for fifteen years, an administrator for fifteen years, and is on her third year back into the classroom.   Tara loves teaching Science and has a special appreciate for Human Anatomy and Physiology because of the relevance of the subject.  Mrs. Meagher completed my undergraduate at Ball State University and her graduate degree with Nova Southeastern.   Tara is married to Jason Meagher, and her three children Logan, Darby and Brady all graduated from Cypress Lake High School.

Matthew Whitmer

Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a earned a Secondary Education Teaching Certification from Florida Gulf Coast University.  Matt has taught Science in Lee County going on 15 years and this year will be in his 13th year at Cypress Lake H.S.  Matt has taught and is teaching:  Honors Biology, Biology, Physical Science, Honors Anatomy, Honors Marine Science, Earth Space Science and Integrated Science.  Matt has been currently involved in after school programs such as School Science Fair Director, Head wrestling coach and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.