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Ms. Dillon Rescues AP Students After Month-Long Absence

AP Biology and Anatomy and Physiology students get a new teacher after not having one for over a month

AP Biology and Anatomy and Physiology students have been left without direction for over a month without a teacher. Students say they worry about the status of their education in the class without a teacher there to guide them.  

Olivia Edwards (‘25) a student in both AP Biology and Anatomy and Physiology shares her experiences without a teacher.

“It was hard because we had nobody to guide us, and it affected my grade because all we were given was packets from another teacher that were graded kind of hard. So, it was hard to get my grade past a failing grade. There was no one there to help us with our work, no lesson plan, no anything.” Olivia said. 

Kristy Dillon, a new educator fresh to town, has taken up the mantle, bringing relief to the classroom. Her arrival has breathed new life into Edwards’ studies. She also brings 20 years of experience and research to the classroom—which should help the students get caught up. Even Dillon said she has some stuff to get caught up on too.  

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“It’s going to take a second for me to get adjusted to all the things that are specific to Pasco County so that I could better help all those involved.” she said.  

Dillon is also familiar with the AP class as she has been doing benchwork. And when asked about her thoughts on taking on an AP class halfway through the quarter 

“I hope to, if I can bring those things to you guys and help you to have a better experience moving forward. I can’t undo the things that have already been done,” she said. “But I can help everyone move forward and have a better understanding by the end of the year.” 

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