Science Teacher



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Kirian

I have been married to my wife for thirty-six 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 a grandson and a granddaughter who attend Sunset Elementary School in Livermore.

I have been teaching science for the last thirty-nine 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 championships.  This will be the fourth year of Science Olympiad at Christensen.