Science Teacher

Mr. Kirian



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Kirian

I have been married to my wife for thirty-five wonderful years.  We have two daughters and a son who all went to Ohio State University and all earned degrees in Chemical Engineering.  We are also proud grandparents of grandson and granddaughter who attend Sunset Elementary School in Livermore.

I have been teaching science for the last thirty-eight years.  I earned my BS in Earth Science Education from Oho State University and my M.ED. in Curriculum & Instruction from Cleveland State University.  I believe in teaching science through Inquiry (hands-on) lab activities in addition to a mixture of class discussion and video clips.  My goal is for every student to love science.

I have been an active Science Olympiad coach in several of the school districts that I have taught in over the years.  While teaching in Ohio, the team that I coached won eight state championships and six national championship.  This will be the third year of Science Olympiad at Christensen.