Welcome to John Kinard's Page

    Name: John Kinard
    Email Address: kinardj@gwd50.org
    Phone number: 864-941-5600Image result for john kinard
    My Schedule
                 1st Semester                         2nd Semester
    Block 1  Physics/CP                            CP Physics (9th graders)
    Block 2  AP Physics Mechanics             AP Physics E&M
    Block 3  Honors Calculus                     Honors Physics
    Block 4  Honors Physics                      Honors Physics

    Thanks for visiting.  I have been teaching high school physics, and science, and math for forty years.  All forty-one years have been spent teaching at Greenwood High School.  My top priority is to the teach and challenge my students.  I believe science and math are vital to successful careers.  My goal to is give students the fundamental foundations for future successes in college. 
    My primary position is teaching physics.  Physics is the most fundamental of all sciences.  Even though many of my students will not have careers in physics, physics teaches critical thinking skills that are essential for problem solving skills in the world.  I have developed a successful AP Physics program at Greenwood High School.  Students are able to take AP Physics "C" Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism while attending Greenwood High School.  Both these courses are calculus-based physics courses.  These courses are fundamental for science and engineering majors in college.  Greenwood High students have excelled in AP Physics.  For the past forty years our scores have exceeded both the state and national average.  There are students who enter colleges and universities with eight hours of physics.
    As a teacher, I am committed to providing students opportunities and support to be successful in physics.  I feel the rigor of problem solving and meaningful lab activities will provide students opportunities to make connections in the areas of physics.
    BA in Mathematics            Newberry College   1979
    MED in Mathematics         Clemson University 1983
    30+masters Science Education 
    Nationally Board Certified in Science Education
    Other Facts
    Consultant for ETS.  I have served as a Table Leader and Reader for AP Physics for twenty-one years.
    Served on the committee to develop the SAT subject test for a four year period.
    Serve as a presenter for the National Math and Science Foundation for AP Physics.
    Area Physics Coach for Atlanta Schools -- NMSI
    Tandy National Science Teacher Award Winner-1993
    Physics Teaching Resource Agent
    South Carolina Science and Math Teacher of the Year -- 1993
    My Family
    Wife -- Zeolean -- Piedmont Technical College

    My Children

    Chris Kinard (Carrie)

    Mary Elizabeth Bowen (Dr. David)

    Hunter Kanniff-Kuhn (Nathan)
    Grandchildren Parker, Laney, and Hudson Kinard ; John Hendricks Bowen

    Parents -- I encourage you to be involved in your child's education.  Please be supportive of your child and encourage them to challenge themselves.  Please ensure your child comes to school prepared to work daily.  If your child  does experience problems, please encourage them to seek extra help. 
    Extra Help Sessions are available daily from 7:40 - 8:25 daily.
Last Modified on August 8, 2019