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Mr. Dan Dutton

 

Year Appointed: 2010
Virginia Tech, Fisheries Science – B.S.
William & Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Marine Science (Fisheries) – M.S.

 

“Education will always be a part of what I do,” Mr. Dutton says. He teaches Biology and Marine and Environmental Science I & II to CBGS students, and really enjoys teaching high school students as they are getting ready to make major life decisions before college.

Mr. Dutton believes that learning science can teach students valuable life lessons. He uses the Socratic method in his classroom because “lessons are so much more powerful when someone comes to a conclusion themselves instead of being told something”. Since in the scientific field there are no clear-cut answers, learning science helps students be comfortable with not always knowing the answer, but be able to confidently explain what they are certain of.

His favorite part of teaching at CBGS is watching students become comfortable with field research and marine science topics, such as “when students actually put their field notebooks in the mud and realize they will not disintegrate”, or tell him how they corrected someone that a “rockfish” really is a striped bass.

staff-DanDutton
Mr. Dan Dutton

 

Year Appointed: 2010
Virginia Tech, Fisheries Science – B.S.
William & Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Marine Science (Fisheries) – M.S.

 

“Education will always be a part of what I do,” Mr. Dutton says. He teaches Biology and Marine and Environmental Science I & II to CBGS students, and really enjoys teaching high school students as they are getting ready to make major life decisions before college.

Mr. Dutton believes that learning science can teach students valuable life lessons. He uses the Socratic method in his classroom because “lessons are so much more powerful when someone comes to a conclusion themselves instead of being told something”. Since in the scientific field there are no clear-cut answers, learning science helps students be comfortable with not always knowing the answer, but be able to confidently explain what they are certain of.

His favorite part of teaching at CBGS is watching students become comfortable with field research and marine science topics, such as “when students actually put their field notebooks in the mud and realize they will not disintegrate”, or tell him how they corrected someone that a “rockfish” really is a striped bass.

SCHOOL LOCATIONS

Administration

Terri L. Perkins, Director
P. O. Box 1410
202 South Church Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Phone: 804-443-0267
Fax: 804-443-4039
Bowling Green Site

16221 Richmond Turnpike
Bowling Green, VA 22427
Phone: 804-633-3406
Fax: 804-633-5579
RCC Glenns Site

12745 College Drive
Glenns, VA 23149
Phone: 804-758-6788
Fax: 804-758-5434
RCC Warsaw Site

52 Campus Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572
Phone: 804-333-1306
Fax: 804-333-1306
The Chesapeake Bay Governor's School is a partnership between the Virginia Department of Education, participating School Divisions and Rappahannock Community College, and a member of NCSSSMST (National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology).
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