Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Geology (2005) M.Ed. Education (2017)
Mr. Zachary Casey
I started out my professional life as a Geologist and I have worked in the Environmental sector helping to remediate superfund sites, and later, in an engineering firm working on water projects for municipalities around the country. I have been lucky enough to apply science in my careers and lead my own investigations both while studying at KU, and as an undergraduate at K-State.
I graduated with a B.S. in Geology and minors in Physics and Geophysics from K-State in 2005. I went to graduate school for Structural Geology at KU and mapped out fault lines in the desert of Califonria while there. As a grad student teaching intro to geology courses at KU, I found my passion for teaching, and ended up getting my masters degree in education from Emporia State University in 2017.
I have lived in Lawrence since 2006, initially in North Lawrence, and now near LHS. My wife and I have two boys who are in elementary school in Lawrence. We have a lot of pets; our two cats Gingko and Zelma, one dog, Lucy, and a random assortment of fish which I got as probably the worst christmas present from a colleague ever. I have a lot of random hobbies I have picked up over the years, but mostly I like to build things, be they robots or wooden furniture or building a boat or a shed in my backyard. I also really nerd out with physics while I play around with these things in my own time. What can I say, I love physics, and it really helps me find a better way to do things. I hope to convey that to you all throughout the year, physics can change your life!
I have been teaching at LHS since 2017, and I am proud to call LHS home. I currently teach General Physics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, and AP Calculus Physics: Mechanics. I love to learn, I love to teach, and I love science. We are going to have a great year in class this year!