Miss Vachon became a part of Cuyahoga Valley Career Center for the 2014-15 school year as a Science instructor. She comes from a clinical background of 14 years in laboratories, mainly at the Cleveland Clinic, but also from private industry. After earning her Bachelor's Degree in Biology at Cleveland State University and working in different labs for a handful of years Miss Vachon realized something was missing in her career. She loved the science but needed to share it! She earned her teaching licensure from Baldwin Wallace and Cleveland State University and her first teaching job was here at CVCC. Lastly, Miss Vachon began her Master's Program for School Leadership with a minor in Special Education at Baldwin Wallace in May 2016.
Miss Vachon teaches Anatomy & Physiology for the three Health Careers programs (junior year), Biochemistry for the Culinary Arts program (junior year) and Physics for the Engineering program (senior year). She takes a direct instructional approach utilizing lecture enhanced with technology, but also believes in student-led projects, independent and group activities and laboratory experiments. Her classes are rigorous, but her real-world experience and excitement for the subjects make class enjoyable and relevant for the students.
Please see the specific course pages for more information and feel free to contact Miss Vachon with any questions.