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The science teachers at BBCHS are all very passionate about science and helping students share in that passion. We are always looking to develop and implement new ideas and methods to help us with that goal. We offer many opportunities for students to gain an appreciation for science both in and out of the classroom.  We have 14 science teachers in the department, all of which are highly qualified to teach science in high school.  

Our course offerings are currently Biology, Pre-AP Biology, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Physics, Honors Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, and Advanced placement Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Science. Other science opportunities include Ecology Club, Science Club, and SWSC Science Competition. BBCHS Science teachers also get involved in community events like the IKAN Family Fun-a-thon to share their passion with younger students and the community. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact myself or any of the science teachers if you have any questions or concerns about BBCHS science. We welcome input and appreciate the support you provide to us and to your students. Together we will be successful in helping inspire our future scientists, engineers, and productive members of society!


Science Courses
by Grade level


Biology I
Pre-AP Biology           



Chemistry I
Chemistry I (Honors)


Human Anatomy & Physiology
Physics (Honors)
A.P. Biology
A.P. Physics
A.P. Environmental Science
A.P. Chemistry


Human Anatomy & Physiology
Physics (Honors)
A.P. Biology
A.P. Physics
A.P. Chemistry
A.P. Environmental Science

Courses are available for both college bound and technical students, which integrate hands-on, lab activities, cooperative learning, and technology to help teach scientific concepts. Our lab facilities allow students to gain experience with modern laboratory techniques and procedures.  Laboratory experiences are provided at each grade level.


Elective courses are available for grades 11&12 including Anatomy and Physiology.  Honors and weighted courses are available for grades 9 through 12.  Advanced Placement Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Science are offered to prepare students for the College A.P. Exam. 


SCIENCE TEACHERS (BBCHS Main Line 815-937-3707 then enter the extension number for the teacher)

Last Name First Email Title Courses Phone
Akerman Meagan MAkerman@bbchs.org Teacher/Dept. Chair Chemistry ext. 6409
Akerman Ken KAkerman@bbchs.org Teacher Chemistry, Honors Chemistry ext. 6407
Derbas Paige PDerbas@bbchs.org Teacher Anatomy, Pre-AP Biology ext. 6404
Ewalt Alex AEwalt@bbchs.org Teacher Chemistry, Physics ext. 6406 
Farnetti Taylor TFarnetti@bbchs.org Teacher Pre-AP Biology, Physics ext. 6402
Kobylarczyk Hannah HKobylarczyk@bbchs.org Teacher Chemistry, Honors Physics ext. 6403
Petyko Amanda Apetyko@bbchs.org Teacher Physics, Pre-AP Biology ext. 6405
Renchen Alex ARenchen@bbchs.org Teacher Biology ext. 6410
Sadler Bill BSadler@bbchs.org Teacher AP Environmental Science, Honors Physics ext. 6411
Schreiner Jim JSchreiner@bbchs.org Teacher Biology ext. 6413
Swafford Tony TSwafford@bbchs.org Teacher AP Biology, Anatomy ext. 6414
Verver Ryan RVerver@bbchs.org Teacher Chemistry, Physics ext. 6416 
Walker Stephanie SWalker@bbchs.org Teacher Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Honors Chemistry ext. 6401
White Robert RWhite@bbchs.org Ast. Curriculum Director AP Physics ext. 6415