Fairview High School

Peter Szameitat Science Department

Peter Szameitat


Room 401

  • 01Off (Check 401, 402, or 425)
  • 02Off (Check 401)
  • 03PIB Chem/Phys (Rm. 402)
  • 04PIB Chem/Phys (Rm. 402)
  • 05PIB Chem/Phys (Rm. 402)
  • 06Off (Check 401)
  • 07PIB Biology (Rm. 414)
  • 08PIB Biology (Rm. 414)

This is my seventh year in Boulder Valley School District and my fourth year at Fairview High School. I've taught all different levels of physical science, biology, mathematics, outdoor education, earth science, and chemistry.

I grew up in Las Vegas where I graduated valedictorian of my high school class and went on to the University of Nevada, Reno where I earned a degree in Hydrology. After working for several years at the University of Nevada doing stable isotope analysis of aquatic ecosystems and the Desert Research Institute cataloging and managing spring resources in Death Valley National Park, I got married to my wonderful wife and we moved to Boulder for her to pursue advanced degrees at CU. I received a Master's in Science Education from CU and subsequently began teaching in BVSD.

In my free time I enjoy woodworking, gardening, and spending time with my family (my wife, Shannon, and three year-old daughter, Emmie).

Challenges this year: A couple things that will likely impact what goes on in the classroom and my ability to be as responsive as possible are that my wife is currently undergoing treatment for Stage IV Melanoma at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York, and a concussion I sustained in the spring has left me with some residual sensory processing challenges. Either of these conditions may lead to me being absent for a few days over the course of the semester or the need for some additional flexibility requirements in scheduling and assessment.