• stilwec@gcsnc.com

    Welcome to my webpage! This information is updated for the 2023-2024 school year.

    For your convenience, I'm including links for contact information here.  It's imperative that I have current contact information, so I'm including a google form to collect email and phone numbers for parents, and emails for students. I have also updated my remind codes which are mandatory for students and optional for parents.  Thank you for taking the time to help this school year run as smoothly as possible.


    In order to facilitate easy communication this year, please fill in the following Google form which corresponds to your class. 

    AP Physics 1:

    2023-2024 AP Physics 1

    AP Physics 2:

    2023-2024 AP Physics 2

    Honors Physics:

    2023-2024 Honors Physics


    To join remind for each class: (This IS updated for the 23-24 school year)

    AP Physics 1:

    text @fkf6e49 to the number 81010

    AP Physics 2:

    text @7cd7fbc to the number 81010

    Honors Physics:

    text @4ak92k to the number 81010


    Class Supplies:

    Required Supplies:

    1 lined composition notebook (preferably not spiral) for notes and practice

    Quad (graphing) paper (loosebound), and regular notebook paper

    A folder to store loose papers - any type

    A scientific calculator.  


    Classroom Wish list: tissues, tissues, tissues, colored copy paper, Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, post-it notes, tape, and gift cards to Target, Amazon, Lowes, etc. to purchase supplies.  Thank you in advance for your generosity!


    To join AP classroom in AP Central, use the link 




    My Schedule 23-24 

    Period 1: AP Physics 1  

    Period 2: AP Physics 1

    Period 3: AP Physics 1

    Period 4: AP Physics 2

    Period 5: Honors Physics

    Period 6: AP Physics 1  

    WIN: Mon, Wed - Tutoring

             Tues,Thurs - Study Hall or Science Olympiad

             Fri - PLC (no student WIN)

    Thank you, and I look forward to working with you this year!


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  • I'm excited to be part of the team here at Northwest High, for my seventh year.  I hold an undergraduate degree and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Durham, UK, then moved to UCLA to work as a post-doctoral research assistant in the department of materials science and engineering.  I've taught Community College, private high school and most recently have been at Northern Guilford High School for five years, where I was teacher of the year and recipient of a national Regeneron (formerly Intel) Teacher of Merit Award. I live in Oak Ridge with my husband and three teenagers - my son is here at NWHS, my daughter is a freshman at Chapel Hill, studying psychology and my step-daughter is at Western Carolina studying elementary education.