Educational Leadership and Human Development
Adjunct Faculty of Library Science and Information Services
M.S., Biology (Ecology), Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, May 1987
B.S., Wildlife Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, May, 1983
A.A., Biology, Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, KS, May 1981
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2001-present Instructional Technology Coordinator, Warrensburg R-VI School District
1986-2001 Life Science Teacher, Warrensburg Middle School
Honors and Activities
Received grant funding for nine major projects involving innovative approaches to teaching science, including the first project in Missouri to be funded as a GTE Growth Initiatives for Teachers fellowship, an NSTA TAPESTRY grant, and six State Incentive Grants. Total grant funding amount: $115,000
Conceptualized, received funding for, and direct a $50,000 grant project to expand a unique “Science Students as Teachers” program to involve nine secondary science teachers in the district, as well as 1000 or more elementary students.
Received 1994 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching for the state of Missouri.
One of eight science teachers on the Missouri Science Curriculum Frameworks writing team, involved in the development of science frameworks to be used statewide in conjunction with the Missouri Academic Standards.
Present professional workshops and attend conferences on a regular basis, including National Science Teachers Association conventions in St. Louis in 1988, Little Rock in 1988, Kansas City in 1990, Houston in 1991, New Orleans in 1991, Boston in 1992, Kansas City in 1993, Anaheim in 1994, Philadelphia in 1995, and San Antonio in 1995, as well as numerous state-level conferences.
Actively involved in TEACH AMERICA II: IMPLEMENTING TEACHER EDUCATION REFORM in Washington D.C. in June 1993, a conference of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).
Actively involved in local district science education reform efforts, including curriculum writing and creation of a "Scope and Sequence" document to align local K-12 science education with national reform efforts
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