Year Appointed: 2015
University of Virginia, Biology/Environmental Science – B.A.
University of Maryland, Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology – M.A.
After working as a teaching assistant during his graduate program, Mr. Disla realized the part of science he enjoys most is sharing it with other people. “As a teacher, I can help people think scientifically and understand aspects of the world to which they would not otherwise be exposed,” he says.
Mr. Disla teaches chemistry, Foundations of Science, and Marine & Environmental Science I at CBGS. Through his teaching and by incorporating field studies into coursework, he hopes to provide students with the knowledge base to interpret complex information and address problems in the world as informed citizens. “Field [studies] give students relevant, shared experiences on which I can draw on as I provide classroom instruction,” says Mr. Disla.
A fun fact about Mr. Disla is that he thinks arthropods are some of the coolest organisms, but has trouble interacting with them because “they induce an irrational fear.”