Doug Forrest

I'm proud to have taught in the Pickerington Local School district since 1994 (so this is my 27th year!). I started at Pickerington High School and moved to Pickerington North in 2003 when original high school split. Over the years I've taught subjects such as Integrated Science, Physical Science, Genetics, Chemistry and Biology. In recent years, I've taught mostly physics - which I absolutely love. I've found physics is a great place for students to realize what great thinkers they are and to show them all the options open to those who are willing to be creative and thoughtful.

In addition to teaching at Pickerington, for over twenty years I worked part-time in a microbiology research lab. I truly value that experience as one that allows me to have first-hand knowledge of how science works in business and industry. In addition, over the years I've taught courses through OU-Lancaster and Ohio State. None of those experiences compare to the experience at Pickerington. Every year has been a great experience, and I fully anticipate that continuing into the future!
I'm looking forward to teaching a variety of physics courses: AP Physics 2, Physics, and AP Physics C, all of which I really enjoy.

Although the 2020-2021 school year will be different than what any of us thought a year ago, I'll do my best to help my students become better critical thinks and understand the world around them. Whether we are hybrid (which we'll be to start the year), all virtual, or all in-person, I'm going to strive to make physics meaningful and develop great relationships with my students. Let's do this!


Bachelors of Science in Molecular Genetics - 1990
Masters in Science Education - 1997

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I've been a Cleveland Browns season ticket holder since 1990. Let's just say I've developed a lot of patience over all those years but each year I'm optimistic! One day their time will come (maybe in 2020, although I deferred my tickets this year due to COVID-19), perhaps even in my lifetime. After all, it officially can't get any worse after the 2017 season! :-)