Bateson hikes in to WA


Meghan Hall, Staff Writer

As another year starts, Callie Bateson, along with many other new teachers, start their year. She is a new science teacher who teaches CP Biology, CP Physics, and Applied Physics. She recently had a chance to talk to The Ghostwriter.

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: I love hiking. I am currently hiking all of the 4,000 footers in New Hampshire. There’s 48 of them, I’ve gotten done 13 of them.

Q: What classes do you teach?

A: I teach CP Bio, CP Physics,  and Applied Physics.

Q: Do you have a favorite class?

A: My favorite class to teach is probably applied physics because we are relating everything to the real world. My students are constantly making connections to things that happen in real life and what they see on a daily basis.

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: This is my fourth year working in the public school system.

Q: What college did you go to?

A: My undergrad was Rollins College in Orlando, and my Master’s Degree I got in Merrimack.

Q: Why do you like teaching science classes?

A: I love science because we see it on a daily basis and it is really important for us to focus on the world right now. The world needs some help. It is also great to instill students to get them to investigate things in their life. We can always apply the scientific method. 

Q: What is your favorite grade that you teach?

A: I don’t think that I have a favorite grade. I think that each brings their own benefits.

Q: Why do you like Westford Academy?

A: I love the atmosphere here; it’s very different from my previous schools. It’s a community. You can really feel how everyone wants to be here. It’s a very positive culture.