• hessc@gcsnc.com

    Welcome to my webpage! Canvas is our primary contact and organizational system this year, so please make sure that you have access to Canvas and Powerschool!  

    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 unusual 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:

    2020-2021 AP Physics 1

    AP Physics 2:

    2020-2021 AP Physics 2

    Honors Physics:

    2020-2021 Honors Physics


    To join remind for each class:

    AP Physics 1:

    text @hke4ed to the number 81010

    AP Physics 2:

    text @8d7748 to the number 81010

    Honors Physics:

    text @3463ag to the number 81010

    Class Supplies:

    Required Supplies:

     1 lined composition notebook (preferably not spiral)


    Wish list: glue sticks, tissues, protractors, rulers, colored copy paper, wire strippers, screwdrivers, alcohol swabs, Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, post-it notes, index cards, tape, expo markers and gift cards to Target, 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


    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 third 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 the Regeneron (formerly Intel) Teacher of Merit Award.