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. 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 two years, and my wife and I will be celebrating the birth of our first child in late September. We live in Gainesville, but I work down here in Ocala because West Port is just that amazing! This will be my fourth year here, and I know it's going to be another great one!
Here are some of my favorite things:
Movie - Forrest Gump
Book - On The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Professional sports team - Miami Dolphins
Collegiate sports team - Florida Gators