Dr. Kevin Maharaj
My name is Kevin Maharaj and I am exicted to be a member of the Springfield Township High School Science Department. I have been teaching science at the High School level since 2013 and previously taught courses in Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry at the collegiate level. I graduated in 2006 from Binghamton University with a degree in biochemistry and finished my doctorate in structural biology at the University at Buffalo.
I believe students learn science by doing science, and that my classes are a medium through which my students will learn life skills that are critical for their success in college and future careers. As our students must be prepared to work cooperatively in a global and technological society where many of them will eventually hold jobs that do not yet exist, I emphasize critical thinking and problem solving, using our science content to develop good evidence-based reasoning and communication skills.
In short, my teaching philosophy is: Diligent, motivated students who are responsible for their own learning will become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents, and engaged citizens.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry from SUNY Binghamton
Ph.D. Structural Biology from University at Buffalo