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Phone: extension 7511


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Physics Education M.S. Astronomy Certified in : Physics, Introductory Science

Mr. Jeff Adkins

I have been a teacher since I was a TA for an astronomy class in college.  I started teaching in public schools in fall 1985.  After seven years of teaching in Kentucky, I began working for the Kentucky State Department of Education as a science consultant.  This led me to California where I was Director of Assessment Development for the New Standards Project, a national standards-based education initiative driven by the National Center on Education and the Economy.  In 1998 I joined Deer Valley High School as a science teacher and shortly after that I began working for Los Medanos College.  I am a former AUSD Teacher of the Year, NASA Astrophysics Ambassador, and several other awards. 

I am also an author of various articles, online essays, a novel (The Boy Who Skipped) and a textbook (Conceptual Astronomy 1 and 2).  

For more information about me and my projects, visit my web site AstronomyTeacher.com.

For information on my distance learning plan in response to the Covid-19 Shelter in Place order, see the file posted in class files. 

To visit my virtual classroom welcome screen click here :Adkins virtual classroom