• Kathryn (Kady) Bonacci
    Contact Information: 
    Phone: 480.279.7349
    Office Hours: 2:15pm-3:30pm
    Mondays and Wednesdays after school.  Other appointments can be scheduled. 
    You can access the syllabus for my classes following the links below:
    After reading the syllabus please sign the course expectancy document for the class your student is enrolled in.  The corresponding links are listed below:
    All notes, important dates, and extra assignments will be posted on the canvas website.  The link to the website is posted below. The students use their school login information to access canvas. Students and parents can also keep track of the grades in the class by accessing student vue or parent vue in the respective links below.  
    2019-2020 Schedule:
    1st hour - Chemistry
    2nd hour - Chemistry
    3rd hour - Chemistry
    4th Lunch 
    5th hour - Honor's Chemistry
    6th hour - Prep
    7th hour - Chemistry
    Education Degrees:
    Apache Junction HS
    Central Arizona College - Associates of Science
    University of Arizona - Bachelors of Science
    University of Arizona - M. Ed. in Teaching and Teacher Education
    About Me: 
    This is my fourth year here with Higley High School and I am looking forward to another fantastic year with these students at Higley.  I have a passion for all fields of science; in college I studied subjects from ecology to microbiology.  During my undergraduate experience I was able to work in a research lab that studied how students learn science, retain information, and the best settings they can be in to give them the highest success rate.  While I am not working I enjoy multiple outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, camping, jet skiing and traveling with my husband, Joe.  I also love spending time with my family on Sundays.   
    Educational Philosophy:
    Thanks to the plethora of technology students have access to, many of them have began to develop an "I want it now" mindset.  Critical thinking is often overlooked when you have the power of Google at your fingertips.  I firmly believe that all students have the ability to participate in inquiry based learning and develop a higher level of thinking.  Over many years a stigma has been placed on science subjects stating they are too difficult.  I aim to show students that science simply shows us a new way of looking at our world and that everyone has the potential to be a scientist.   
    Inspirational Quote:
    "...[N]o matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you." -Judy Hops, Zootopia (2016)