Promoting Engaging, Authentic, and Meaningful Science Education
Shelly Sybert has been a 7th & 8th grade science and At-risk teacher at Savannah Middle School for 20 years, with a short stint teaching 6-8th mathematics and 6th grade social studies. Her passion for learning and love of science shows in her instruction and ignites the interests of her students.
Shelly has a BSed with an emphasis in middle school math & science and a Masters in Science Education from Northwest Missouri State University. OABAAB! She holds a CPC teaching certificate for 5-9 science and 5-12 mathematics.
Shelly is a lifelong learner and passionate about growing herself as a teacher. She completed PRISM and PRIME summer programs at NWMSU and completed the STOM MODELS program in its first year, She has presented at STOM conferences and the Interface conference. She has worked with DESE serving as a scorer of the Science MAP test, a table leader for science MAP test scoring, reviewed test items in mathematics and written model math curriculum. During the last few years, she has served as an item writer for the 8th grade science test and participated in bias and content review of science items.
Shelly has been a member of STOM since her undergraduate days thanks to the sound advice of her science advisor. She has actively served on the STOM board in the past as a middle level director and an area director; she currently serves as STOM secretary.
“I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the STOM board. It has given me great insights into what is happening around the state with science teachers and has allowed me to give back. As a rural teacher, it is my hope to support other rural teachers by working to bring resources and opportunities to you, to network so we are not alone in our endeavours.” ~Shelly