Science and Technology Department   


Ms. Jenan Dahmas, Science Content Specialist and Science- email

Mr. Michael Bokal, Bridge Science email   

Hello Briggs Chaney! This is my third year at BCMS in the Bridge Program and 17th teaching Special Education (10th with MCPS). I hold a Master's Degree in Special Education from Loyola College. I am an avid outdoorsman, I love fishing, sports and my family. I am also the boys’ basketball coach and I am looking forward to having a great year and working with the students and staff here at Briggs Chaney.  

Ms. Tanya Cain, Science - email

Ms. Nicole Campbell, Science - email

Hi Briggs Chaney! This is my first year at BCMS but my 13th year in the county. I spent 12 years teaching 3rd, 4th and 5th grade and am really excited to make the switch to middle school. I earned my masters from Cabrini College and went to York College of Pennsylvania for undergrad. I look forward to getting to know the community! 

Ms. Erin Connors, Science  email

Mr. Brian Harvey, Computer Science - email

Ms. Erin Kell, Science - email   

Mr. Robert O'Dell, Science and Team Leader - email

Mr. James Robey, Science and Team Leader - email

Ms. Bridget Sokol, Computer Science - email


Next Generation Science Standards: Eight Science and Engineering Practices

 Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering) 

Developing and using models 

Planning and carrying out investigations 

Analyzing and interpreting data 

Using mathematics and computational thinking 

Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering) 

Engaging in argument from evidence 

 Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information 



 Argumentative Writing 

 Graphic Organizer for Argumentative Writing  

 Science Rubric for Writing

 MCPS Science, Technology and Engineering  


 Next Generation Science Standards  

 The Common Core Standards: Science and Technical Subjects  

 National Institutes for Health  

 Scientific American – Science for Kids  

 The Smithsonian  

  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention