Hello students and parents. My name is William Patrick Gabriel and I am a 7th grade Science and Health teacher at Thomas Starr King Middle School. I have been teaching at King MS since 2005. I attended the University of California San Diego where I received a Bachelor's of Science degree in General Biology in 2004. I received my Master of Education in Secondary Education and teaching credential in 2006 from the University of Phoenix.
During the first semester of 7th Grade, we will be focusing on Health. We will learn about goal setting, decision making, nutrition, personal health care, growth and development, and avoiding tobacco, drugs and alcohol.
During the second semester of 7th Grade, we will be studying Life Science. We will learn about cell biology, genetics, anatomy and physiology of plants and animals, physical principles that relate to biological structures, such as light and lenses, evolution, earth and life history, and investigation and experimentation.
I am looking forward to a productive and successful 2016 - 2017 school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email.