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My name is Joshua Shawver and I am the science and math teacher here at Charles Ott Academy.  I began my teaching career as a middle school science teacher and have been in the field of science education for seven years now.  I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Plant Biology and Theatre Education.  I then earned my Masters of Science degree in Environmental Studies with teacher certification from Antioch University in Keene, NH.  At Antioch, I developed my skills in inquiry-based science teaching, which is a model of instruction that enriches a student’s desire to understand his world through engaging questions and problem-solving tasks. I am very excited to continue my science education career here at Charles Ott Academy, where I can further apply this style of education to our diverse group of learners.

When I am not in the classroom, I am continuing my passion for science by tending to assorted and sometimes exotic landscape plants in my yard, keeping up to date and reading the current literature in science, watching crime shows on TV, and hiking all over my native state of New Hampshire to explore the many unique and often overlooked plant communities.  If I am not enjoying some aspect of the outdoors, then I am appreciating the time spent with family, friends and, of course, my cat.