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Fairview High School

Peter Szameitat Science Department

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(720) 561-3125

Room 401

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

This is my ninth year in Boulder Valley School District and my sixth 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 in August of 2005 and we subsequently moved to Boulder for advanced degrees at CU. I received a Master's in Science Education from CU and subsequently began teaching in BVSD in 2007. My daughter, Emmie, was born in 2011, shortly after my wife was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. Sadly, my wife passed away in the fall of 2015 and Emmie and I have spent the last couple of years recovering and have re-established a new family in the neighborhood this year. Fortunately, things have been going relatively well for us and I'm hoping we will enjoy a relatively stable year in our lives.

In my free time I enjoy playing the handpan, woodworking, board gaming, gardening, and spending time with my friends and family.

A continuing challenge for me this year that will likely impact what goes on in the classroom and my ability to be as responsive as possible is my very slow recovery from a head injury sustained in the classroom in the spring of 2014 leaving me with limited cognitive stamina with which to function throughout the day. This is my first time back to full-time teaching since 2014.