Mr. McLaughlin is a new hire for the 2016-2017 school year. He comes to the district with over 4 years of teaching experience and 15 years of related professional experience. Much of his professional experience has been focused in the animal services industry. Beginning as a veterinary technician, he progressed through the ranks of the veterinary hospital in positions that included: surgery technician, equipment specialist, and eventually onto administration. After his time in the veterinary hospital, he moved on to being the director of a local SPCA where he ran the animal shelter’s operations for an entire county. During his time at the SPCA, he was trained and upheld the humane laws of our state as a sworn in humane officer.


Throughout his life and professional career, Mr. McLaughlin has always been attracted to education. After his time with animals and educating the public about animal care, it finally brought him to finish his degree and acquire a teaching certificate. Mr. McLaughlin graduated from Gettysburg College with a bachelor’s degree in biology, with a minor in secondary education. 


Mr. McLaughlin brings to his classroom real world experience, charisma, and a passion for education. In his previous teaching experience, at different times, he taught grades 7-12, and has taught two levels of biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, and earth science.


As a believer in being a lifelong educator, Mr. McLaughlin has derived his passion for education through memorable experiences that happened throughout his life. This passion has also encouraged him with his professional career to learn new and more innovative ways to reach those that he educates. As his years in education continue, he is becoming more adept at being a facilitator and guide of information with his students. Mr. McLaughlin’s desire and attempts to bring technology into the classroom will continue as resources become more available, as he believes technology is an essential tool for his students and their continuing education.


Mr. McLaughlin is a part of the 8N Team, and is looking forward to a great year with his students!