Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Emily Powell
Emily Powell is new to Oyster Bay High School this year, and she is very excited to join the team! Ms. Powell teaches Earth Science and Astronomy. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Mary Washington where she first discovered her love of minerals. She continued her education at Stony Brook University where received a Master of Science studying the behavior of heavy metals in our environment. Ms. Powell next taught in New York City for eight years where she also attended Hunter College for her master's degree in education. While sad to leave her school in NYC, Ms. Powell was excited to move back to Long Island where she grew up.
Ms. Powell's goal is to encourage her students to think about the difference between knowledge acquisition and knowledge generation. She hopes to help empower her students to ask their own questions and attempt to answer them using scientific methods.