• Physical Science

    Fall 2021

    Bill Mulligan



         Welcome back to full time learning at Lee Senior High School! I'm excited about this year, even with the special challenges this year will bring. 

    Bill Mulligan headshot.jpgAbout Me

         I have been teaching science at Lee County High School for over 20 years.  It has been an honor to do so and I look forward to what will probably be one of the more memorable years in my career.

         Before becoming a teacher i worked as a chemist and lab technician, so i am very familiar with the job opportunities that science education can offer. I am a graduate of Washington University in St Louis, with additional education at Albany medical College and Wichita State University.  I was born and raised in New York but have lived in Sanford for the past two decades and can now usually navigate Horner Blvd.  My wife and 8 cats live in a nice old house just a few miles from the school.

         In my spare time I make indie films, with an emphasis on special effects.  This has served me well during a time when producing videos as an educational tool has proven invaluable. I also do podcasts on films and filmmaking and will gladly offer advice to anyone seeking to explore these creative outlets on their own. I've recently begun writing fiction and my first book will be published later this year.  I credit my students with helping to know what realistic dialogue sounds like.

         I am a passionate believer in always educating yourself throughout your life.  In a world where news and opinion is at your fingertips, it can be easy to be taken in by bad information.  I am not here to convince you of any political agenda.  I want to help you understand the basic rules by which the physical world around you operates and nurture the ability to seek and evaluate answers on your own. 

    Contacting Me

    Please feel free to message me about any course-related needs, I will do everything to respond within 24 hours. wmulligan.ls@lee.k12.nc.us   When in the school building I am in Admin 1034   .ext 2646

    Weekly Schedule & Office Hours

    This is a work in progress and there may well be changes as we progress into the semester.  

    High School Daily Instructional Schedule


    1st Block Earth Environmental Science

    2nd Block Chemistry


    3rd Block -- Planning Period- This is a good time to contact me

    4th Block Chemistry






    Link to Standards- Go here to see the North Carolina Standards for High School Chemistry


    Earth Environmental Science

    Link to Standards- Go here to see the North Carolina Standards for Earth Environmental Science