• Mr. William Gampe

    email Mr. Gampe: bgampe@schuylkillvalley.org
    phone: 610-916-5472
    Teacher Bio:
    I attended Penn State University and earned a B.S. in Biology.  I also attended Kutztown University and earned a teaching certificate and an M.Ed in Secondary Education with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction.  I teach Honors Biology, Microbiology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology.  I have been teaching at Schuylkill Valley since 1988.  Before teaching I worked as a Quality Control Engineer on Nuclear Power Plant Construction.  I am an adviser of Science Olympiad.  I am also the junior varsity boy’s volleyball coach, and the girls junior high volleyball coach. Previously I was the varsity boys’ volleyball coach for 16 years.  I have sixteen grandchildren and six children, and all six have graduated from Schuylkill Valley High School and college.  I live in Centerport with my wife, Denise, our dog Ben, and two cats Oscar and Dieter. 
    I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I am currently serving as a missionary in our addiction recovery program and a counselor in the Elders Quorum Presidency.  I previously served as the bishop of the Reading 1st Ward for five years.  I also enjoy hunting, fishing, and shooting, but my 6 children and 16 grandchildren keep me so busy I have very little time for hobbies.
    Important infromation:
    1. Each course page link on the right include both my course outlines and syllabi, and my grading policy for each class.  
    2. I do not accept late homework.  Students absent the day a homework assignment is made should turn the homework in the next day.  Students who are missing class and do not get an assignment will be given the number of days they are absent to complete the work.  After I go over a homework assignnment in class, I will no longer accept the homework from students.
    Assignments not completed will recieve a zero, but I do drop the lowest homework grade each quarter.
    3.  I use Google Classroom exclusively to make all of my assignments and for the students to return the homework.  Parents can use the option to be notified when assignments are made by going into your student's Google Classroom account and adding your email.  Each class has a calendar associated with the assignments made in Google Classroom.