Mr. Townley's Class Website


SHS Biology Syllabus


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 "What have you done today to make a difference?" 

--Dr. Greta Peay (UNLV)


 Steve Townley, M.Ed. 

Sumner High School Science Teacher/Track & Field Coach 

Phone:  (253) 891-5500




Mr. Townley's Schedule

 1st Period:  Biology 

2nd Period:  Biology 

3rd Period:  Planning Period 

4th Period:  Biology

5th Period:  Biology

6th Period:  Biology 

9th Grade Advisory



  About Me

Welcome to my class!  Building relationships with my students and their families is a very important part of my teaching, so I'd like to share a brief description of myself.

This is my 12th year as a public school teacher.  I began my teaching career at Foster High School (Tukwila, WA) where I taught for 3 years before moving on to Sumner High School.  This will be my 9th year as a mighty Spartan!  During my teaching career I've also been a football coach and track & field coach.  I'm currently a track & field coach at Lakeridge Middle School and Sumner High School and am also a USA Track & Field Certified Official.

I began my college career at Green River Community College were I earned an Associates of Arts (A.A.) degree in Biology.  I then moved on to attend Mississippi State University for 2 years before completing my Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) degree at the University of Washington as a pre-med (GO HUSKIES!!!).  I attended graduate school at UNLV (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) where I graduated with a Master's Degree in Education (M.Ed).

I have 5 children - Zach (10), James (8), Naomi (8), Brandon (7), and Emilie (6) who my students will hear me talk about ALL THE TIME!!!  My hobbies are golfing, reading, and all kinds of various sports and outdoor activities.

I'm looking forward to a GREAT school year!!!  Please feel free to contact me at any time.