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Mr. Sean Barnes

Sean BarnesUS Physics & Math Teacher

Contact:
(717) 763-7811 ext. 1203

barnes.s@harrisburgacademy.org

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Education:

Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Master's degree in teaching physics from Binghamton University (Binghamton, New York)
Additional courses: Penn State, Broome Community College, Harrisburg Area Community College, West Virginia University, George Washington University, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez


The Biggest Advantage to Teaching at an Independent School:

Smaller classes allow for much better pacing of the material being studied.


Why I Love Harrisburg Academy:

I have enjoyed the focus I see on academics and looking forward to the future with a positive attitude.


A Memorable Moment at the Academy:

I was very impressed at my interview when I was invited early to join approximately 15 students for a lunch-n-learn Skype conversation with a former Academy graduate in Boston who graduated from MIT.  He shared his candid advice to the Academy students present.


My Favorite Book:

"A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson.  The chapters range from the cosmos to atoms to mankind.  The bibliography is a very smart list of the correct sources to read to understand these topics to their fullest.

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