Phone: 803-476-4909


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Science in Secondary Education - Southern Connecticut State University. Certified in Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Middle Level Science. Gifted and Talented Endorsement Highly Qualified

Mr. Paul Thees

Hello and welcome to 8th Grade Virtual Science! 

This is my 42nd year of teaching middle school students and my 7th year of teaching in South Carolina. I had previously taught seventh grade science for 35 years at Amity Middle School in Bethany, Connecticut.

Born and raised in Hamden, Connecticut, I graduated from Southern Connecticut State University and received my Secondary Education degrees in Biology, Chemistry, and General Science.  I am married 22 years to my beautiful wife Susan and our daughter Julia is a junior at Clemson University while our son Luke is beginning classes at Midlands Technical College.

Besides my love of teaching, I have been a head coach for 34 years of high school varsity volleyball, winning four state championships, Connecticut High School Coach of the Year honors in 2006, was one of eight finalists for National High School Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2007, and I own a 551 – 178 win-loss record.  In 2014, I was inducted into the Connecticut Volleyball Hall of Fame. I am the new head coach for Dutch Fork Girls' Varsity Volleyball.

I am looking forward to having another great year of school.                                                                                                                                      

If it’s green or wiggles, it’s biology. 

If it stinks, it’s chemistry.  

If it doesn’t work, it's physics.

And if it’s sports, it’s got to be the Arkansas Razorbacks!