Degrees and Certifications:
2022 Northrop Grumman Teacher Fellow 2022 Maitland P Simmons Memorial Teaching Award (NSTA) 2022 National STEM Scholar Recipient of a Vernier Educator Grant (2022) 2020-2022 ACS Science Coaches Participant Algebra 1 Certified Chemistry Certified (PRAXIS Excellence Award) Middle School Science Certified Bachelor's with honors in Chemistry and Biochemistry (Virginia Tech, Commonwealth Scholar) Doctoral Candidate in Biological Chemistry (Penn State University, NIH Fellow)
Ms. Carey Hancey
Hello! I come to Manassas City Public Schools to give back to the district that laid my academic foundation. It is true that I attended Baldwin Elementary School, Dean Middle School (yes, it was once a middle school!), and Osbourn High School. From there, I went to Virginia Tech.
I have a bachelor's degree in chemistry and biochemistry with a minor in biology from Virginia Tech. I continued my education for six years as a doctoral candidate in biological chemistry at Penn State University. At Penn State, my thesis entailed the study of enzymology and kinetics. This project was a collaborative effort with Stanford University and the NIH.
I am very excited to instruct within the IMS program and share my expertise in both content and research with these talented students. As a component of research, students will participate in a few national competitions. In 2020, a group of students competed in eCybermission and placed second in the state. Most recently, another group of students participated in the 2022 NASA TechRise Challenge. Their proposal was selected as one of 57 submissions nationally, which included participants ranging from grades 6 to 12. NASA will completely fund the project, and will send their experiment into space to explore wind power in microgravity.
Outside of teaching, I assist with coaching VEX Robotics and Science Olympiad at Metz.
When I am not coaching or instructing, I enjoy college football (GO HOKIES!!!), cooking, traveling, and strength training.