Hello students and families! My name is Mr. Tarpinian, and I am a new science teacher at Roosevelt this year. I was born and raised in St. Charles, but have lived in St. Louis for 5 years now. I have an older brother and sister, and am an uncle to one niece. I have always loved learning, science, playing games (board, card, and video), and I am a passionate advocate for many social justice issues. My partner and I have been together for almost 8 years and we share our home with 3 dogs - one small, one medium, and one large.
This will be my second year with St. Louis Public Schools, but my first at Roosevelt High School. Last year, I taught 7th grade science at Long International Middle School. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) in 2019, and shortly thereafter joined the St. Louis Teacher Residency to receive my teaching certification and pursue my Master's in Education from Washington University - which I will complete at the end of next summer, 2022.
I teach Biology, Ecology, and Freshman Physics. I am so happy to begin our educational journey together! On this page you will find information about my classes - each class has a tab on the left.
Please feel free to reach out to me via email with any questions, concerns, or for anything you might need. I regularly check my email and try to respond within 24 hours.
Thank you for visiting my page and for joining me for an awesome year at Roosevelt!