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 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 at 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 of the 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. We will begin our year remotely and have class through Microsoft Teams. Please use the Microsoft teams link for your class! 


Period 1 - Pd.1 Teams   Hybrid Schedule - Pd. 1 

Period 2 - Pd.2 Teams    Hybrid Schedule - Pd. 2

Period 4 - Pd. 4 Teams   Hybrid Schedule - Pd.4

Period 5 - Pd.5 Teams    Hybrid Schedule - Pd.5

Period 7 - Pd. 7 Teams   Hybrid Schedule - Pd. 7