Promoting Engaging, Authentic, and Meaningful Science Education

Jonn-Thomas Casey

Jonn-Thomas Casey has earned a BS in Natural Science/Biology Emphasis/Minor Chemistry with Teacher Certification from MWSU and an MAEd from Baker University. He is a member of the National Science Teachers Association, the National Association of Biology Teachers, the Missouri Stream Team, and the President of Pony Express Amphibian and Reptile Society. He is currently a high school science teacher at South Holt R-1 School District and an adjunct Biology professor at Missouri Western State University. Courses include Biology, Chemistry, Zoology, Anatomy, Physics, Dual Credit Biology, Biology 101 (lab and lecture) and Forensic Science. He presents multiple times yearly at PD conferences on effectively and safely using animals in the classroom.

Jonn has won numerous awards for education, including: 

·       MWSU Education Department's Outstanding Secondary Junior Experience Student Teacher 2000

·       President of the Psi Xi chapter of Beta Beta Beta (National Biological Honor Society) 2000, 2001

·       MWSU Education Department's Outstanding Secondary Senior Experience Student Teacher 2001

·       MWSU Education Department's Graduate of the Year 2001

·       KQTV Teacher Who Makes a Difference 2005

·       Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year 2007

·       MWSU Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award 2012

·       Kiwanis Teacher of the year 2017

He is the owner and operator of Casey's Creatures, an educational interactive animal program, including spiders, cockroaches, lizards, and snakes. The program is a hands-on experience with pythons, Boa constrictors, King, Corn, Milk, and Black snakes, some 10 feet long.

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