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About Me

Thank you for visiting the Parker High School website! My name is Gerald Heder and I have the honor of teaching Science at Parker High School. I am also the advisor for both the Earth Club and HOSA Club. I grew up in East Los Angeles and spent many weekends enjoying the river here at Parker and consider myself a native of the desert area between L.A. and Parker. I love having the opportunity to teach the wonderful kids here at PHS and enjoy seeing them grow academically. I have a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Science Education and I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Education Curriculum Development. In addition, I am presently working with two research teams that are involved with National Organizations and Universities in studying my two favorite subjects: Geology and Astronomy. My geology project is in collaboration with grad students from the University of Oregon who are mapping and interpreting the Bouse Formation. My astronomy project is in collaboration with RECON for the identification and study of Kuiper Belt Objects.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. My priority is student learning and providing a safe learning environment where students can strive to achieve their best. I encourage an open door policy and look forward to hearing from you!
 

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Welcome Back

 At the start of this new school year I would like to reaffirm my commitment to providing the best education to the students of Parker High. This year I will be pushing two STEAM ( formaly STEM ) programs: The RECON Astronomy STEAM program held on Weds after school and the Robotics Technology STEAM program held on Tues and Thurs after school. Both classes run from one to two hours and are designed to engage the student in high level learning opportunities. These classes are open to anyone of high school age. Contact me, Mr. Heder, for more information.

Astro Disco at the PAC

Come join the PAC ( Parker Astronomy Club ) every Thursday night at 7 pm in room # 62.

HOSA Tucson Trip

HOSA's annual State Competition trip to Tucson is quickly coming up. Ventana Resort here we come !

HOSA Hospital Trip

April 12th, 2017 is HOSA Club's first field trip to the hospital. We are touring different departments so that students can see health occupations in action. Hopefully these trips will inspire all my students to be doctors.