Virtual Classroom

Phone: 914-376-8177


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters Biology 7-12( Mercy College)

Ms. Platholi


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Welcome back to school 8th graders!  My name is Ms. Platholi, and I am the 8th grade Living Environment teacher.  I am very excited to be part of Palisade Prep family, and I am looking forward to having a great year! I have more than 10 years of teaching Biology (Living Environment, Life Science) to all kinds of learners. I have taught in both public and private sectors. I have had the opportunity to implement the NY State and NGSS standards, Flip classroom model, PBS learning, STEM research, Ozobots, Portfolio writing and Cross-curricular design. My personal interests include Yoga, Meditation, Reading and Art. My e-mail is Please e-mail me with any questions you may have. 

ABOUT LIVING ENVIRONMENT: Living Environment / Biology is defined as study of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution and interaction with nature. Some topics we will be covering are Scientific skills & Inquiry, Cell and its environment, Biochemistry, Photosynthesis and Cell Respiration, Human Body Systems, Genetics, Evolution and Ecology. There is a NY State mandated Lab component to the curriculum.