Mr. Kevin Bilyeu
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My name is Kevin Bilyeu. I teach Biology at Dobson High School. I have taught Science for 28 years, most of that being in Oklahoma. I moved to Arizona 4 years ago with my wife of 33 years and we are excited to be here. We relocated with a job transfer opportunity for my wife. We have two grown children. My daughter teaches music and my son is still in college. We also added a couple of puppies to the family in the summer of 2019. We have Samwise, or Sam, here in Arizona and my daughter has his brother Hugo in Oklahoma.
My post high school education included a start in Norman at Oklahoma University and concluded with a bachelor's degree from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Of my 28 years of experience, 27 of them have included Biology classes and most have also included AP Biology and Human Anatomy & Physiology classes.
We have enjoyed traveling the state and doing some off-roading as we explore and see the natural wonders and the culture and western heritage that Arizona offers. We do still cheer on the OU Sooners and the OKC Thunder during football and basketball seasons. Boomer Sooner!!!
The life sciences are my favorite scientific branches primarily because of how well we understand how some things function and relate to each other from the chemical level to the environmental level. However, at the same time, so much is yet to be explained. As a result, the promise is there that new discoveries await those who want to know more.
In pursuit of the end goal of creating people who know much and want to know more about how life works, I try to relate the new scientific knowledge and skills that we learn to how it affects or applies to our lives. I will at least describe how it is used in good science. We learn experimental methods, observation skills, basic principles of living organisms, and many other topics including cell structure and function, genetics, ecology, and classification of organisms. Advances in the past 30 years in the fields of genetics and cellular biology have made the High School Biology course drastically different (and more detailed) than the course that many adults remember from their high school days. As we learn more and more about Biology, we at the high school level have been asked to teach much that was once taught at the collegiate level. High School Biology now focuses on processes occurring from the cellular level to the global level. We will study those processes and hope to show how they all interact and depend on one another to sustain life on this planet.