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Scott McCormick

Scott McCormick
Science Chair
M.R.M., Simon Fraser University
B.S., University of Saskatchewan
Upper School

Scott McCormick is the current Chair of the Science Department, and he has been teaching at Morristown-Beard since 2010. At MBS, Scott has taught Chemistry and Biology, and he will be adding Environmental Science to his repertoire in the fall of 2018. He is also Head Coach of the spring Track and Field teams, and a former coach of the Cross-Country team.

Prior to coming to Morristown-Beard, Scott taught for seven years at Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey, primarily teaching Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Economics, along with coaching both winter and spring track and field.

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Scott earned a B.Sc. in Environmental Science at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001. During his college years, he was a member of the track and field team (competing primarily in the 400m and 400m hurdles), earning All-Canadian honors in 2001. He went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Resource Management at Simon Fraser University (SFU), completing his studies in 2003. While at SFU, his research project involved the study of grizzly bears in Kluane National Park in the Yukon, investigating habitat utilization, genetic diversity, and human-wildlife interactions in this wild and beautiful environment.

Outside of his work at MBS, Scott is a very active runner and a semi-active cyclist, and loves to be out exploring the trail network of northern New Jersey. He lives with his wife and two young daughters, and spends the summer traveling with his family as much as possible. Prior to the birth of his children, Scott spent a good deal of time pursuing music (particularly guitar), but this activity has strangely seen a dramatic reduction in time spent over the past six years. On a related note, he is hoping the college cost bubble pops sometime before 2030…