Erik Hennigar / Physics Teacher


“I live in the Leesburg area with my wonderful partner, Alice. My love of science and logic drives me to teaching and encourages me to inspire others to ask questions and to answer the questions of the future. I hope to inspire my students to enjoy learning and find strategies that work for them.”

A graduate of the University of Mary Washington with a Physics major and Biology minor, Erik also brings personal independent school experience as a graduate of Christchurch School in Tappahannock, VA.  At Mary Washington he was employed as a physics department lab aide, and he was personally responsible for the very popular Physics Game Nights in the lab.  Erik spent four summers on the Chesapeake Bay as an ecology teacher for Summer Camps on the River as well as working as an intern and librarian for the Deltaville Maritime Museum.  Erik brings a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to our labs.  In addition to teaching physics, AP Physics, and AP Environmental Science, Erik sponsors the Green Club and coaches fencing.