Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Michael Hartman

Hello, and welcome to Biology 1 Honors at West Port High School! I graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Biology and a minor in Secondary Science Education. I love teaching this stuff!

Biology is the study of everything that has lived on our planet and how it has changed over the last 3,600,000,000 years (give or take). Understanding how things live helps us derive why we live and puts our existence in an incredible and humbling perspective. Biology also provides opportunities to learn and practice a variety of important science skills and science literacy.

On a personal note, I have been married for four years, and my wife and I will be celebrating the birth of our second child in early December. We live in Gainesville, but I work down here in Ocala because West Port is just that amazing! This will be my sixth year here, and I know it's going to be another great one!


Here are some of my favorite things:

Movie - Forrest Gump/The Lion King

Book - On The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Professional sports team - Miami Dolphins/Arsenal FC/Miami Heat

Collegiate sports team - Florida Gators