Science Department

Phone: 719-494-8888 ext 2254


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Margaret Jurek

I have been teaching science since 2008 and here at Vista Ridge High School since 2012. Prior to becoming a teacher, I proudly served in the United States Air Force for eight years “flying” Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites and then as a government contractor testing GPS satellites and control systems. Since being at VRHS I have taught astrophysics, physics, physical science, and pathways/advisory classes. I have sponsored several student teachers and mentored/coached new teachers in the science department. I have also served as department chair for most of my time here. I have served on several committees from building-level, to zone-level, to district-level.


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Bachelors of Science - Applied Physics - Weber State University

Masters of Basic Science - Exercise Science - University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Secondary Science Teacher Certification - Western Governors University

Doctor of Philosophy in Education - Emphasis in eLearning - Northcentral University

Dr. Jurek's Professional Portfolio