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STARS Instructors

Beth Verano

After earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Beth decided to teach for just a few years until she figured out what she wanted to do. It only took a short time for her to realize that education is her passion. Since 2006, Beth has been teaching science and math courses at both the high school and college levels. In the fall of 2019, Beth began teaching for Davidson Academy Online and is grateful for the opportunity to bring the Davidson Academy experience to students living all over the country. 

Erin Vinneau

Erin has been teaching at the Davidson Academy since it opened in 2006. Teaching English classes and being the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the DA is her ideal job. She has taught a lot of different subjects, but the reason she likes English so much is because it involves exploring complex, interesting ideas that have no “right or wrong” answers, and helping young writers communicate their ideas about these issues is exciting. 

Brett Guisti

Brett Guisti earned a BS in physics and an MS in technology, both from Brigham Young University. He started out his college career studying computer engineering but found he was more interested in the big questions that physics asks (and frustrated with out of place commas in his code). Brett has been teaching for 17 years, including 12 years at the Davidson Academy. He has taught a variety of physics and technology related courses over the years including engineering, robotics, astronomy, philosophy of science, philosophy of space and time, quantum mechanics, AP physics, and several different permutations of introductory physics. He loves the curiosity of the students in the Young Scholar program and looks forward to working with them this summer.