Science

The DCHS Science department is committed to serving the students of DCHS with the highest quality and most thorough science education in Douglas County. Our highly qualified teachers use laboratory-driven instructional practices to ensure that the Georgia Standards of Excellence for Science are met and exceeded in our classrooms. New students to DCHS should expect hands-on instruction and classroom activities. All students (and parents) are required to sign and will be held to a laboratory safety contract. Every member of our science instructional staff has either completed or is working towards completion of the Flynn Laboratory Safety Certification Course. 

Andrew Adams
IB Chemistry, IB Design Technology
B.S. Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, c/o 2011
M.A. Secondary Science Education, Kennesaw State University c/o 2013


Robert Bennett
Science Instructional Lead, PIB Physics, Physical Science
B.S. Genetics and Biology, University of Georgia, c/o 2006
M.Ed Secondary Science Education, Georgia State University c/o 2008
Currently working towards Ph.D Teaching and Learning, GSU


Kyra Beris
Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology
B.S. Biology, Oakwood College, c/o 1999
M.Ed Secondary Education, University of Phoenix, c/o 2006
Ed.S Educational Leadership, Columbus State University, c/o 2017


Kelsey Cooper
Biology, Zoology
A.S. Biology, Tidewater Community College
B.S. Biology, Jacksonville University
M.A.T. Science Education, University of Georgia


Tanya Flynn
Biology, Honors Biology

Julie Hall
IB Biology, PIB Biology
B.S. Botany, University of Georgia, c/o 1994
M.S. Physical Geography, University of Alabama, c/o 1996


Marvalane Ivey
Physical Science, Honors Physical Science
B.S. Biology, Valdosta State University
Education Certification, Kennesaw State University


Ernest Kelly
Physics, Chemistry
B.S. Biology, Morehouse College, c/o 1997
M.A. Secondary Science Education, Clark Atlanta University, c/o 2007


Heather Philips
PIB Chemistry, Astronomy

Yvonne Perry
Zoology, Forensic Science
B.S. Home Ec, Fashion Design, and Merchandising, Ohio State U, c/o 1989
M.Ed. Secondary Science Education, University of West Georgia, c/o 1998


Dr. Myra Rainey
Environmental Science, Astronomy
Bachelors, Exercise Physiology, Valdosta State University, c/o 2006
Master's, Secondary Education, University of Phoenix, c/o 2008
​Doctorate, Instructional Leadership, Nova Southeastern, c/o 2015

Louis Sharpe
9th Environmental Science, Physical Science
B.S. Biology, West Liberty State College, c/o 1996
MBA, Touro University International, c/o 2004


Teresa Wellmaker
Honors Chemistry, Physical Science