Growth. Balance. Inclusion
These are what you can expect. 

GROWTH. Each person will walk in at a different point and that is also how everyone will leave. Uniting everyone is that they have grown and learned. Growth mindset is a key component to the experience. The material will be hard and rigorous. It might take time to understand. Individuals with a growth mindset tend to embrace challenges, persist in the face of setbacks, see effort as essential to mastery, learn from critical feedback, and find lessons in the success of others because they believe that talent, intelligence, and ability can be developed through effort.
BALANCE. To grapple with concepts presented, it is important to devote the necessary time and thought outside and inside of class. Class should NOT be an all-consuming aspect of one's life. A healthy balance of work and care for self is important. Students that are healthy--physically and emotionally--can achieve their highest potential. Valuing wellbeing is part of meeting the standard of excellence expected. Moreover, balance extends to how each person engages in class. One must constantly go among being a student, teacher, listener, and talker. 

INCLUSIONIn order to achieve the above, it must be done with people that are willing to be part of a group and people that feel that they are part of it, not just by label but by culture. All voices must feel welcome to participate. This will take work and time, but it is the destination we are set on. There is much to gain and learn from each other: those that know and those that have no idea what is going on.  Being able to see the perspective of others is an important life skill used in working with people, conflict resolution, and chemistry class to name a few. 

About Dunn

Bryan J. Dunn  US Science Faculty, College Counselor, Model UN Coach/Advisor & Interim US Director of Sustainability

Prior to arriving to St. Andrew's Episcopal School in 2017, Mr. Dunn taught Chemistry at the Latin School of Chicago and The Woodhall School, where he also served as Dean of Students.  He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Loyola University Chicago. He currently teaches AP Chemistry and Scientific Research & Design, a dual-enrollment course with the University of Texas among other involvements.

Contact Information
 Mr. Bryan J. Dunn
US Science Department 

St. Andrew's Upper School
Southwest Parkway Campus
5901 Southwest Pkwy
Austin, TX 78735

Phone: (512) 299-9701

Appointments/ Office Hours
To schedule an appointment:

Availability/ Communication
Face-to-face communication is the preferred method of contact. 
Emails are responded to within 24 hours of receiving them 
Monday to Friday (8am-4pm). 

Students have the option to register for the Remind service which sends 
text message reminders. This is NOT a system to text message back and forth. 
More information here.

"Emergencies" will be responded to using the same guidelines as regular communication. There are no real "emergencies" in class.  Your house on fire is an emergency. Please keep things in perspective. "I don't understand anything" IS a true emergency and a mental health or medical professional should be sought with your parent's knowledge. 

Parents, my goal is to have students be owners of their success in class. I welcome you to check in and touch base with me as you feel the need. I believe parents are foundational to the support structure for their child in all aspects. In order for students to authentically develop a compass of internal motivation--autonomy and set backs are essential. 

Teaching Assignments

2019-20 AY
AP Chemistry
Scientific Research & Design (HRI)

2018-19 AY
AP Chemistry
Scientific Research & Design (HRI)

2017-18 AY
AP Chemistry