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Michael Carbone

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Location(s) Thornton Academy Upper School
Title(s) Science Teacher
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Teaching: AP Biology, Introduction to Physics I, Introduction to Chemistry I

Coaching/Advising: Science Olympiad

Mr. Carbone is from a small town in upstate New York. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Physiology from Michigan State University during which time he worked at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory as well as in a Cancer Research Laboratory investigating intercellular communication via gap junctions. After college he joined the Peace Corps and served as an Environmental Education volunteer in Honduras for two years. Since then he has worked as a Wildlife Biologist in Montana (population dynamics) and Alaska (climate change), and as a Science Teacher in North Carolina and New York City. While pursuing a master's degree in Science Education Mr. Carbone met his wife, and after teaching Science for three years at a high school in Harlem they decided to join the Peace Corps. This time he went to the South American nation of Ecuador to work in Natural Resources Conservation where he lived in the Andes creating educational programs at a national park. He speaks Spanish fluently, and studied the indigenous language Kichwa. Mr. Carbone and his wife like to spend their time outside enjoying nature. Their honeymoon included camping across the country and working as Bilingual Medical Volunteers in the Sonoran Desert.

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