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Dykeman Pelham Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics


AS degree in Science from SUNY Cobleskill

BA degree in Chemistry from SUNY New Paltz

MA degree in Chemistry from SUNY New Paltz


Student Teaching:  Kingson High School 1989

Taught Biology part time in Kingston High Scool for 1 year 1990

Worked in the Organic Chemistry dept of Envirotest Labs in Newburgh NY from 1990 until 1995

Mr. Pelham taught Earth Science and Chemistry in the Cairo-Duham school district for 9 years from 1995 through 2003.  He then taught Earth Science, Chemistry and Environmental Science for 2 years in the Hunter-Tannersville school district before moving to WAJ in 2006.  In addition to the Earth Science, Chemistry, and Physics, Mr. Pelham also teaches a college level Geology course at WAJ.


Mr. Pelham grew up on the Mountain Top - attending WAJ from Kindergarten through the 12th grade, and filling in his spare time, hunting, fishing and trapping in the area.  After finishing college and living/working in the Hudson Valley for a number of years, he returned to the area in 1995 to teach.  He purchased land and built a house in Ashland at that time and has been living there with his wife, daughter and son ever since.