Mr. Bigler



Mr. Bigler at SACS in September 2010


Class information may be found by following the appropriate links at the left.

New students, please:

  • Fill out and submit my student information form and turn in a printout of the result.
  • Take the Index of Learning Styles Questionnare from NC State University and turn in a printout of the result. (The results are not saved or sent electronically, so I won't see them unless you print them out and give me a copy.)


I taught chemistry from 2003-2011, and physics from 2011-present at Lynn English High School. (Go Bulldogs!) . While chemistry remains my favorite of the sciences, physics is my favorite subject to teach.

I am an active participant in the Boston University Physics Teacher Network and a co-author of one of the labs in the new AP Chemistry lab manual.

Prior to teaching, I worked in the pharmaceutical and software industries.

This Week

I will be dancing and playing music with Red Herring Morris in Burlington, Vermont on Saturday & Sunday September 12-13.

Mini Biography

I was born in December 1964, which places me squarely on the cusp between the "baby boomers" and "generation X". I grew up in Corning, NY, where I graduated as salutatorian of Corning-Painted Post East High School in 1983. I earned two bachelor of science (S.B.) degrees from MIT, one in chemical engineering (1987) and one in biology (1988).

After college, I worked for five years as a chemical process engineer for Advanced Magnetics, and then eight years as a software engineer and operations manager for several startup companies. I started my teaching career in 2003.

I married my wife Nancy (a fellow MIT graduate) in 1996, and we went to Antarctica on our honeymoon. We have two daughters, Margaret (age 15), and Laura (age 11).


My primary interests outside of school are music and dance. I play viola with Symphony by the Sea and the New England Philharmonic and I sing with the North Cambridge Family Opera Company. I am the dance foreman (teacher) for two morris dance teams: Red Herring Morris, an adult team, and Banbury Cross Morris, a children's team (age 9 through high school). I have a wide range of other hobbies and interests as well, including caving, scuba diving, coffee roasting, locksmithing, LARPs/roleplaying games, bicycling, travel, amateur radio, camping & hiking, computers, photography, community theater, trains, skiing, and coins.

Photo Blog

I have a photo blog at

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I use the Twitter hashtag #biglerphysics for announcements and information relating to my physics classes. Students are welcome to use the hashtag as well (after all, no one can control who uses a hashtag), but please keep the tweets school-appropriate because they will show up here!



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