Promoting Engaging, Authentic, and Meaningful Science Education
After 15 years in the middle and high school science classroom, I accepted a position at Missouri State University to be the State Coordinator for Missouri Project WET. Working in this position has allowed me opportunities to work with schools and teachers all over our state, and to appreciate the efforts of science teachers in all sizes of schools and with all levels of students. Since working with Project WET at both the state and national level, MSU has also picked up both Missouri Project Learning Tree and Missouri Project WILD, and I am co-coordinating each of these programs too. I’ve also been teaching the Middle School Science Methods course for 6 years now and supervise High School Science student teachers for MSU. I’m currently finishing up a second Master’s Degree—Educational Administration and will finish in May 2018. Until that time, I’m working on my internship hours for building level administrator and am working with Stockton R-1 schools, primarily in the high school. My professional interests include working with rural schools, working with standards and science curriculum, inquiry teaching and making science relevant and accessible for every student.