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Degrees and Certifications:
B.A., Geology, Hamilton College M.S., Geology, U. of Massachusetts Amherst M.B.A., University of South Carolina Registered Professional Geologist, South Carolina SC Certified Teacher K-12 Science
Mr. Thomas Spinek
Mr. Spinek currently teaches Physical Science, Chemistry, and Apex Science at the Academy for Success. He has taught various science courses at the Academy since 2010 and previously taught Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physical Science, and Physics at Dutch Fork High School starting in 2000. He also coached the Silver Foxes’ Boys Tennis and Boys and Girls Swimming teams.
Mr. Spinek earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Geology at Hamilton College in upstate New York, a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Carolina. He worked as a hydrogeologist and project manager in the environmental consulting field for ten years before beginning his high school teaching career. He is a Registered Professional Geologist in the State of South Carolina.
Mr. Spinek became a teacher because of his love of learning and his desire to share his educational and work experiences with students. He is grateful to have had many excellent teachers, professors, and colleagues over the years.
In his spare time, Mr. Spinek is a volunteer USA Swimming official and a Masters/triathlete swim coach.