Sanford "Sandy" Strunk 

I am excited to join Utmost Academy as a Chemistry teacher.  I have a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota, 25 years experience as a professional chemist in private industry, and a passion for teaching.  My wife and I run a shop in Dinwiddie County selling herbs, spices,  & essential oils, and we grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers for sale in our greenhouse.  I have tutored students from seventh grade to college level.  In addition to teaching Chemistry, I hope to instill in my students a curiosity about the world around them.  Why is the sky blue?  Why is grass green?  One of my spiritual mentors once said, “There is more theology in a blade of grass than all the books ever written.”  The hand of God is everywhere in creation if you care to look for it.  I see no conflict between science and the Word of God, and will do my utmost to nurture both in my students. 


Grades: 9-12

Students taking Chemistry MUST register for LUNCH

Class: Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 (1st half)

    12:30 - 1:30 (2nd half)

Course Description:  

Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, and properties of matter. It is through an understanding of chemistry that the products that have benefited society were discovered, and technologies to sustain the environment were put in place. Knowledge of how matter changes will give us an insight into the origin of life, so we can realize that life could only have been formed by a supernatural act of creation, not by a process of change over time.

Prerequisite: Algebra 2, preferred

Minimum: 5 students


To purchase, visit:

Lab fee: $50, by check made payable to Sanford Strunk on or before the first day of class.

Tuition: $65 monthly (9 months)