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Cynthia Hori

MIddle School Integrative Studies: Science Teacher

At McGillis since 2015


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B.A., Zoology, Ohio Wesleyan University
M.A., Management, University of Phoenix
Ph.D. (abd), Special Education, Barry University


I am starting my 38th year in independent schools. I have always taught science I have taught K - 12, I am AP certified in Environmental Education and have taught all sciences. I love the ocean! I am a certified SCUBA diver and love to swim, dive, and find nature's treasures underwater. I have traveled the world with students on service trips. I have run two half marathons. I love photography, knitting, camping, and most of all my family. I have been happily married for 26 years and I have a daughter, two grandsons, 6 chickens, 2 cats, and 2 dogs.


I am currently reading:
The Power of Moments


Favorite McGillis lunch:
The salad bar


Favorite McGillis tradition:
Brownies in a Bag


Favorite McGillis moment:
When, as a school, we were physically surrounded in the MAC by the new Torah we had created. 


The defining moment that led you to your career in education:
I worked in admissions in a private school and the Bio teacher needed a sub. It was way more fun than working admissions!


What is a powerful moment you experienced at school?
Mrs. Bressler, my Biology teacher in high school, made the class so wonderful and magical she made me realize that Biology was what I wanted to study. My love of the natural world has guided my life since then.