Chadwick’s new science teacher has lofty goals for her first year in the district.
Mrs. Tiffany Orthman is the new science teacher for Chadwick High School. She will also teach computer applications. She said her goal for this year is to get every single student up to grade level in science.
Mrs. Orthman was previously a long-term substitute at Clever R-V, but when a full-time science teaching position became available mid-year at Chadwick, she applied for the job.
“I am loving it here at Chadwick,” she said. “It is quite the change from working at Clever, but I’m enjoying working with smaller classes at a faster pace.”
She also added that she is “very excited to get to know both the students and their families.”
Mrs. Orthman earned an associates degree in medical assisting from Springfield College in 2004, a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2011, and a master’s in curriculum and instruction from American InterContinental University (AIU) in 2011. Ten years later, in 2021, she received her certification to teach 9-12 Biology.
She has been married for eighteen years and has four sons. She is a horror enthusiast and loves Stephen King and the Alien franchise. “Horror is more realistic than heartwarming stories,” she said. “It helps me get a better perspective on reality.”