Science Department

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Science Department

The goal of the Hertford County High School Science Department is to prepare students for higher education and a career in the sciences. The Science instructors are charged to implement differentiated instruction in the classroom by planning frequent laboratory exercises, cooperative learning activities, and experimental research projects. In doing so, it is our hope to develop within the students we teach, an appreciation for science, and a sense of ownership and protectiveness toward the Earth, its resources, and to the other living things that share our planet.

Ms. Floria Smith, Department Chair

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Ms. Floria Smith, Department Chair

Floria Smith earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology with a Pre-Med concentration and a minor in Chemistry from Elizabeth City State University. Discovering her love for educating young minds, Mrs. Smith went back to Elizabeth City State University and received her licensure to teach. Mrs. Smith began her teaching career in 2001 as a Middle Grades Science teacher. She taught science in the middle grades from 2001 – 2010. Mrs. Smith began her tenure at Hertford County Public Schools in August of 2010. Mrs. Smith currently serves as Science Department Chair, a member of the School Improvement Team, and a sponsor for the Science Club. Mrs. Smith enjoys reading and spending time with her husband, Chris, and her beautiful daughters, Amoni and Amiya. She believes that all students are able to learn and be productive members of society. To contact Mrs. F. Smith, please email her at fsmith@hertford.k12.nc.us

 

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Ms. Maretha Dickens

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Ms. Maretha Dickens

Ms. Dickens has been in the field of education since January 2004.  She received her formal training from The University of North Carolina, where she obtained a Bachelors in Biology.  She is very passionate about education and works diligently to ensure that all students receive high quality and engaging instruction. She brings breadth of experience that expands across various sectors in her field.  Prior to her entry into education she worked as an Health Unit Coordinator, a Lab Technician for American Red Cross, and a Biologist for Bayer Pharmaceuticals. She is passionate about education and goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that every student receives a quality education. If you have questions, you may contact M .Dickens by email or phone.

 

Maretha C. Dickens
Biology Teacher
Hertford County High School
252-332-4096
Dr. Eddie Vinson

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Dr. Eddie Vinson

Dr. Eddie W. Vinson is a native of Woodland, North Carolina. He has a wealth of experience in Christian and public education. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology (1994) with a minor in secondary education from Elizabeth City State University. Dr. Vinson is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Eastern Carolina Christian College & Seminary (ECCCS) where he earned a Master’s of Divinity degree (2009) and a Doctorate of Ministry (2014) in Theology and Apologetics. He has been a license and ordained Gospel minister for twenty-three years. In the faith-based community, this is his eleventh year serving as the Senior Executive Pastor of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. He is also a member of the ECCCS board of trustees, and pastoral advisor for servant leaders of the Northampton County & Vicinity Missionary Baptist Association. Since 1994, Dr. Vinson has been facilitating the intellectual growth of children at HCHS in earth science, chemistry and physical science. Because of his passion for meteorology, students are often kept abreast of significant weather events. He has served in an array of leadership capacities throughout the years. Currently he serves as a mentor, Safe Den contact personnel, and ACT Prep Coach. He is also a member of the School Improvement Team, Student Support Team, and Critical Friends Group. Dr. Vinson is a four-time nominee and inductee in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. In September 2007, he was awarded a certificate of merit from the National Honor Society of Teachers and Students. In July 2016, he received a Community Service Award for higher education from ECCCS. In his limited time, he enjoys culturally enriching events, musicals, live theatrical performances, visits to theme parks, and museums with his wife and two children. HCHS is a great place to work and learn—soaring high in science!!! To contact Dr. Vinson email him at evinson@hertford.k12.nc.us.

Mr. Larry Murry

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Mr. Larry Murry