James Didier (Chemistry Teacher)

About Me:
Welcome to my site! This is my seventh year teaching and first year at Mahtomedi. Two of the things I love most are learning and teaching! I graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a double major in Chemistry and Philosophy. Afterward, I took some time away from school before going back to get my Masters in Science Education at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. I enjoy a number of activities including trail running, biking, slacklining, climbing, fishing, unicycling, gardening, fermenting foods, hunting, DIYing, and mountaineering. I also enjoy live music, exploring, and I'm a bit of a Foodie. If you'd like to know more about why I have chosen to teach, I invite you to read my Teaching Philosophy!

If you ever need to contact me, don't hesitate to send me an email at

My room is 1074 and I'm generally available everyday before and after school. Please check with my schedule to make arrangements.