Phone: (816) 532-0405 ext. 7440
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Education -- Chemistry and Physics, Emporia State University 2013
Mr. James Pickert
My name is James Pickert, and I'll be starting at Smithville High this fall. I was born and raised in the Kansas City northland, but moved away for five years to a small town in rural Kansas to teach science (and chase loan forgiveness opportunities). I'm happy to be back home and start this new chapter in my life with the Warrior family! When I'm not busy with school, I'm usually hanging out with my friends, playing video games at a low skill level, or visiting my family.
I graduated from Emporia State University with a degree in Chemistry and Physics with an emphasis on secondary education. I've spent the last five years teaching science in rural Kansas. This is my sixth year of teaching, and I'm constantly learning new techniques and ways I can improve my teaching for my students.
I teach Physical Science, Physics, and Chemistry. My goal is for students to explore the process of science and show them how they can use it to investigate the mysteries of our world and universe. I also coach the S.W.A.T. team, which uses principles of science and engineering in competitions against other teams.
I will be a 9th grade Warrior Time teacher and I am BUILDING STRONG!