Kevin Hadley

Kevin Hadley

Science Teacher

My Bio

Howdy, I am Dr. Hadley.  While I have a PhD in chemical engineering, education has always been my first love.  Even as a professor at the university level, my research interests were pedagogical in nature.  Specifically, I investigated how to teach engineers to work in teams, and I explored how students translate math in all of its forms.

My hope is I can bring that expertise, experience, and insight to the students at STCS. My time as a university professor brings a unique perspective to life after high school that I hope to share with the kids to prepare them for what is next.

I am originally from Glasgow, MT (the middle of nowhere) (

). I grew up in a school like San Tan, so I do my best to bring out the best of what a small school can offer.  I got my undergraduate degree in Colorado and my PhD in Nashville, TN.  I migrated to Virginia afterwards to work at NASA for the National Institute of Aerospace. From there, I taught chemical engineering at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and at Arizona State University.

A goal of my wife and I was to open up a board game café.  We did in the summer of 2019, but COVID hit as we were picking up business so it ended before we could really get it started.  However, I still love board games and I play weekly with my kids and I play monthly with friends down in Queen Creek.

After a couple of years working odd jobs, I decided to come back to education to teach chemistry at my daughter’s school.  I feel like I am meant to be here, so I embrace the experience and responsibilities in full.

Birthday: December 29th

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things.....

Color(s): Green

Flower(s): Orchid/Carnations

Healthy Snack(s): Almonds

“Junk Food” Treat(s): Ice Cream

Drink(s): Mt. Dew

Scent(s)/Essential Oil(s): Citrus

Game(s): Lost Ruins of Arnak

Sit-Down Restaurant(s): Outback

Fast Food Restaurant(s): Smash Burger

Place(s) to Receive a Gift Card: Outback, Chick-fil-a, Smash burger, Chipotle, Churro Cafe, Jamba Juice

Most used school/office supply: Dry Erase Marker

What I would really like is: Students to Study

Heroes: MLK Jr.

Hobbies: Board Games, Disc Golf