Any application received from now through the start of second semester will have a January 21st start date.

High School Science Teachers

Doug Iverson, High School Science Teacher

Doug Iverson is a summa cum laude graduate of UW-Parkside with a BS in chemistry. After working as a chemist/engineer in the printing industry for 25 years, he earned his teaching certification in high school physics, chemistry, biology, and broad field science. He taught in a brick-and-mortar high school for two years and then taught chemistry at NWTC in Green Bay. Doug enjoys helping students see the usefulness of the sciences in understanding daily events and problems. He is excited to be part of the transition from the old text-based instruction model to online learning and all the new possibilities that creates.

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Devon Passno, High School Science Teacher

Devon Passno earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. After graduating from UMass, Devon returned to his native California and obtained his teaching degree. His traditional teaching experience includes teaching primarily chemistry and physics at the high school level, though he has also taught earth/physical science, math, and health. Devon also spent several years coaching high school track and football, before moving with his wife and three boys from California to the Madison area in 2011. Devon enjoys being part of the WIVA team, and having the opportunity to share his love of science with his students.

Terry Schwantes, High School Science Teacher

Terry Schwantes earned a BS in biology, chemistry, and occupational safety and health from UW-Whitewater. Terry also earned a master's degree in physiology and is ABD for a PhD from Marquette University in physiology. Her dissertation research was in molecular endocrinology. Prior to teaching at WIVA Terry taught at Marquette University. Her interest was in teaching high school students so she earned her teaching license and spent 14 years in a brick-and-mortar school teaching chemistry, earth science, physical science, biology and anatomy, and physiology. Terry has been teaching online for more than 7 years. Terry has also served as a National Advisory Board Member for the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development in Washington DC and has testified in congress and the senate about the special needs of children in medical research.