Special Education and Science
William Conkling is a Science and Special Education Teacher at Pine Ridge Academy. Graduated from Westminster College in 2021 with a Dual Endorsement in Special Education, began teaching at Pine Ridge Academy in September, 2021. Believes that students need to feel comfortable, safe, and appreciated in their academic environment before they can begin critically thinking and problem solving. In order to follow this pedagogy, his first priority with a new student is to build a connection where we can respect and encourage each other to reach the highest level of learning possible. Building these connections with students improves self-motivation, thoughtfulness, and a love for the Sciences. Liam wants to make education relevant and meaningful to each and every one of his students.