Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Jacob Updegrove
Subject: Physical Science & Physics
Education: Campbell University -- BS Biology, Teacher Licensure Grades 6-12
2016-2017: Douglas Byrd Middle School, Fayetteville, NC
2017-2018: Overhills High School, Spring Lake, NC
2018-2019: Overhills High School, Spring Lake, NC
Welcome to Overhills! I am thrilled to be teaching Physical Science and Physics to our students this year --
I graduated from Overhills and moved to Campbell University here in Harnett County to pursue a BS in Biology (with a concentration in Education and Teacher Licensure). During my time at Campbell, I taught Biology Labs to incoming Freshmen and Sophomore students. After graduation, I moved on to teaching in the Public Schools, where I fell in love with sharing Science with young students.
I have always had a passion for understanding how things work and the way things behave -- my hopes are to inspire young students to question nature and to attempt to understand the physical world around us. I believe this is best done through hands-on experimentation and learning (especially in Physics). My ultimate goal is to encourage students to pursue interests in Science and Physics.
When I am not teaching during the school day, I can be found teaching English to students online, working as an EMT/Paramedic, or playing a match of League, Overwatch, Destiny 2, or another such game. Or, as a normal, sane person might be inclined to do, sleeping.
If there are ever any questions or concerns about students or my classes, I encourage parents to contact me at the email or number listed in the "Contact the Teacher" page (email is the best!).