Jeremy Dorrell

Mr. Dorrell and Wife (Alison)
Mr. Dorrell and Alison (Wife) 

Welcome to a new school year here at University Academy. I am very excited about meeting you and being your Science teacher this year. This is my fourth year at University Academy and I'm proud to be a Gryphon. I am a graduate of Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a Minor in Business Administration. I also have my master's degree in secondary education with an emphasis in middle school education. I enjoyed studying biology in college, and I think science is a hands-on way of learning things about the world. I am excited about this upcoming 2020-2021 school year and hope that you are too! In my free time, I like being outdoors, going to the movies, and spending time with my wife, Alison. Eighth grade science will help your students answer the why and how’s of science with interactive, investigative, and animated problem-solving activities that will capture your students’ imagination. It is my goal to make this class as fun and informative for your child as possible. My door is always open starting at 7:30 a.m. every morning till around 3:00 p.m. In addition to meeting the state science standards, this course is designed to provide hands-on experiential learning. Students should expect to find the curriculum rigorous and engaging as the course will include collaborative work and project-based learning. This course will help your students by preparing them to become better note and test-takers.

Ms. Weigand

Hello! I am excited to be a Gryphon! I grew up on a family farm in Seneca, Kansas. I went to Kansas State University for my undergraduates and am currently pursuing my graduates degree in Curriculum and Instruction. This is my first year teaching. I have some experience in a classroom as a tutor and mentor through two years as a City Year in Kansas City Public Schools. (

Often you will find me listening to audio-books on the Hoopla and Libby library apps. I play a few games on my Xbox. I oil paint or sketch when the mood strikes. And, I frequently hike and garden. Lastly, I love pie and all pie jokes, as you can see by my meme.

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