Biography

I have been a science and technology educator and administrator for over twenty years.  During that time, I have taught Physics (AP, Advanced, Honors and College Prep), Atmospheric Science and Chemistry (AP, Honors and College Prep).

I have also developed and implemented a nationally-recognized K-12 science education program as well as a K-12 Mobile Learning Initiative.  I have also taught the course iPads in the Classroom for Teachers for the Online School for Girls.

 

Professional Activities

  • Global Girls Inspiration Network facilitator: STEAM and Project-Based Learning.  One Schoolhouse and National Coalition of Girls’ Schools.
  • Apple Distinguished Educator.  Class of 2013, Class of 2015.
  • NSTA Committee on Professional Development.  2013 to present.
  • NSELA Professional Development Committee. 2011 to 2014.
  • Faculty Advisor, TERC Summer Course: Using GIS in the Classroom.  Summer 2011.
  • NSELA Webinar Coordinator. 2011 to 2012.
  • NCGS/Harpeth Hall STEM Advisory Council Member. 2010 to present.
  • NSTA Committee on High School Teaching. 2010 to 2013.
  • NSTA The Science Teacher Advisory Board, Chair. 2009-2010.
  • NSELA Treasurer. 2011 to 2012.
  • NSELA Region B Director. 2008 to 2010.
  • NAIS Aspiring Heads Fellowship. 2006 to 2007.
  • NCGS Best Practices in STEM Project, Science Education Coordinator. 2006 to 2008.

Professional Affiliations

  • National Science Teachers Association
  • International Society of Technology Education
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • National Science Education Leadership Association

Awards

  • NSTA/Vernier Technology Award for Innovative Use of Data Collection Technology. 2009.
  • AAAS/Subaru Essay Writing in Science Competition. 2007.
  • AAAS/Subaru Lesson Plan Writing in Science Competition. 2006.
  • NSTA/Ohaus Award for Innovations in Science Teaching. 1994.
  • Manhattan College Award for  Excellence in Science Teaching. 1992.

 

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