Phone: 925.473.2510 ext. 4309


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Ms. Nyssa R. Ton

Hello There!

I have had the privilege to be a part of the Black Diamond community since 2011.


From working with the amazing youth of Black Diamond I know that when you take the time to support the whole student, even those going through challenging circumstances, they will be successful.


Academically, I strive to empower my students to look at biology from a human perspective by asking powerful questions.  We focus on global topics but bring them down to a personal level. We explore why ecosystem balance is important to us.  We ask how does this impact me as an individual?  How have we shaped the evolution of species to meet human needs?  How do species, including humans, survive when faced with changing environments?

When students leave my class, I want them to be able to ask powerful questions about the world they live in and have the ability to seek out the answers.


Also, it helps that science is just pretty darn cool.

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