• stilwec@gcsnc.com

    Welcome to my webpage! This information IS updated for the 2022-2023 school year, but please be aware that scheduling has yet to be finalized.

    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:

    2022-2023 AP Physics 1

    AP Physics 2:

    2022-2023 AP Physics 2

    Honors Physics:

    2022-2023 Honors Physics


    To join remind for each class: (This IS updated for the 22-23 school year)

    AP Physics 1:

    text @a667db8 to the number 81010

    AP Physics 2:

    text @k44fd4 to the number 81010

    Honors Physics:

    text @gf4hbde to the number 81010


    Class Supplies:

    Required Supplies:

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

    Quad (graphing) paper (loosebound).  I'm not using quad ruled notebooks this year

    A folder to store loose papers - any type.  


    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

    Period 1: Planning

    Period 2: AP Physics 1

    Period 3: AP Physics 1

    Period 4: AP Physics 2

    Period 5: AP Physics 1

    Period 6: Honors Physics

    WIN: Monday homeroom, Friday PLC

    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 sixth 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 - two at Northwest High School this year (10th and 12th grade) and one freshman at Western Carolina.