Laura Cummings - Herron High School
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Laura Cummings

Department Chair, Science Teacher

Classes

Pre Advanced Placement Chemistry
Advanced Placement Chemistry

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Education

B.A. Chemistry DePauw University
M.S. Biochemistry University of Wisconsin Madison
M.A.T. Chemistry/Life Sciences, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, University of Indianapolis
Certificate in High Ability Education, Indiana University

Clubs Sponsoring

Gardening Club

Why I Teach

Students at ICS enter chemistry with a powerful foundation: they enter with a year of physics, and they enter with a background in Latin. I take this foundation and build on it, adding a strong structure of how to problem solve, how to struggle with difficult questions and persevere, and how to study. As often as possible, I help them apply the chemistry they are learning to real life, so they can leave ICS and use the chemical knowledge they have gained.