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Welcome to the homepage of Mark Petersen. I am originally from Louisiana and am a diehard New Orleans Saints.
I was educated at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering, Biochemisty and Science Education.
I am in my 15th year as a teacher at Smithfield-Selma High School. I previously worked in the defense industry as an electrical engineer. I am a member of the SSS Science Department, where I currently teach IB DP Chemistry SL to juniors, IB DP Chemistry SL to seniors, IB DP Physics SL to juniors, and also Honors Physics. I have setup Google Classrooms for each of my classes. You can find information pertinent to each of my classes, i.e., assignments, tests, etc., on the Google Classroom.
I also serve the Town of Selma as a member of the Town Council.
At the November Regular Session Board of Education meeting, the Board voted unanimously to improve safety and security in Johnston County Public Schools by implementing state-of-the-art security systems in each of the district’s schools.
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.