Welcome to Michael McLaughlin's website. An instructor at the Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, Mr. McLaughlin enjoys presenting an engaging and challenging curriculum to his students. Having recently completed his master's degree in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at Stanford University, Mr. McLaughlin also remains interested in broader questions of policy and reform in education. On this site you'll find resources for students, parents, and members of the community interested in science education.
Over the past 10 years, Mr. McLaughlin has instructed Chemistry at nearly every level: General Chemistry Laboratory (Columbia University), Physical Science (Ocean View Junior High), General & AP Chemistry (San Marcos High School, King's Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy). As an instructor and community member, he actively lobbies for an increasing emphasis on free thinking labs and activities in all areas of science education.
In 1999 Mr. McLaughlin graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Chemistry. Prior to accepting his first teaching position Mr. McLaughlin interned with the FBI's forensic labs, assisted in research at USCB and Columbia University, and worked in industry as a silicone chemist. While teaching, Mr. McLaughlin has also worked as a science reviewer for Thomson Delmar (Tim Gilles’ Automotive Service), studied at the Energetic Materials Research Center (New Mexico Tech - explosives chemistry conference), and attended the 2006 College Board AP Chemistry conference (Mid-Pacific Institute). A Japan-Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar, Mr. McLaughlin spent the summer of 2008 studying the Japanese education system while traveling throughout Tokyo and the outlying provinces. A year later Mr. McLaughlin completed a year teaching at the only boarding school in the entire Middle East. During the 2009-2010 school year Mr. McLaughlin taught General & AP Chemistry at the King's Academy just outside of Amman, Jordan. Mr. McLaughlin completed his master’s degree at Stanford University in 2013. In the summer of 2014 Mr. McLaughlin joined the Teachers Across Boarder team and trained over 300 science teachers in South Africa (the Kawzulu Natal province) and Swaziland. In the summer of 2016 Mr. McLaughlin accompanied two Exonians selected to study nuclear physics at the RIKEN institute just outside of Tokyo, Japan.
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