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Mrs. Karen A Compton, MS

 

2023-2024 marks my 14th year in Plano ISD at Plano East Senior High School and my 20th year teaching overall.  I have taught in five different school districts / systems in two different states (Texas and Georgia).  I have taught all levels of Chemistry (OnLevel, Honors / Advanced, AP, IB SL and IB HL) as well as Physical Science / IPC, Biology and TAKS Science.  I, obviously, *LOVE* teaching AP and IB Chemistry, which is what I get the pleasure of doing at Plano East!!

I'm looking forward to an awesome school year as we all learn and grow!

 

If you ever have any questions or concerns: 
Students, please come talk to me or send me an email.
Parents, please send me an email.

  • Email:  karen.compton@pisd.edu

     

    Degrees: 

    *Master of Science in Chemistry from University of Colorado at Boulder

    *Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Southern Methodist University

    *Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University

     

    Awards:

    2018 ACT2 (Associated Chemistry Teachers of Texas) George Hague Jr Award for Teaching Excellence

    2017 ACS (American Chemical Society) Southwest Region Award for Excellence in High School Teaching

    2014 ACS-DFW (American Chemical Society - Dallas Fort Worth Section) Werner Schulz Award for Excellence in High School Chemistry Teaching

     

    Certifications:

    Physical Science, grades 8-12

    Dance, grades 6-12

  • Class Schedule:

    0 hour:  conference

    1st  - 2nd periods:  AP Chemistry

    3rd period:  IB Chemistry HL

    4th period:  Test make-ups

    5th - 6th periods:  AP Chemistry

    7th period:  off

     

     

    Syllabi:

    AP Chemistry

    IB Chemistry HL

    IB Chemistry SL

     

    For assignment calendars, please visit Google classroom

     

     

    Open House Video:

         AP

         IB

  • Tutorial Schedule: 

    7:30 - 7:55 am:     Monday - Friday

    8:00 - 8:50 am:     Monday - Friday  (unless need to attend to other departmental duties)

    4th period (A or B lunch):     Monday and Friday by appointment*

    7th period:     Tuesday and Thursday;  Monday, Wednesday, Friday by appointment*

    after school:     Tuesday and Thursday;  Monday, Wednesday, Friday by appointment*

     

    *by appointment = before making plans to attend tutorials during this time, check with Mrs Compton that she will be here – she probably will be;  letting her know that you plan to attend tutorials during this time helps to ensure that she is available / looking for you