Mr. Mark Horrell
I am in my twelfth year as a member of the math department and first year as a member of the Science Department here at Schuylkill Valley High School. I am in my 26th year of teaching. Fourteen of those years were spent at Muhlenberg High School in suburban Reading, PA. I have taught nearly every math course and a variety of physics courses over my career. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in Physics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with my Master's Degree in Mathematics coming from Shippensburg University.
I am currently teaching Academic Physics, Honors Physics, AP Physics C and AP Calculus AB. Due to my science background, I tend to focus on the usefulness of the math we learn. While not shying away from theory, I believe it is important for the students to see math as a tool to be used in any number of ways.
I am also the faculty advisor for the LEO Club here at SVHS. This is a club dedicated to community service sponsored by the Central Berks and Bern Lions Clubs. The club typically has 40-60 active members with countless hours hours of cimmunity service.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching sports, volunteering with the LEO Club, hiking, biking, camping, and any other excuses to be outside with nature.
Each course syllabus is available here and contains information regarding curriculum and grading policy.
If you need help:
I am available both before and after school, during activity periods or during my planning period should you need additional help
2018-19 Planning Periods: Period 4 on days 1,2,3,5,6 or Period 7 on day 4