I am a Core Faculty Member in the School of Education at Capella University. In addition, I sever as a Clinical Lead, working with learners and potential site supervisors in the placement process for the clinical (practicum/internship) experience at the conclusion of a Master’s program in education. I have taught and developed courses in many specializations.
I am currently a candidate in the EdD program at Cappella University in Executive Leadership in Higher Education. I have obtained a MA in Education – Guidance and Student Personnel, a Master of Counseling (MC), and a BA in Special Education from Arizona State University.
Previously, I served as a Lecturer in the College of Education, Graduate Studies in Educational Administration and Supervision at Arizona State University at the West campus. Prior to that, I was the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in the Litchfield School district in metropolitan Phoenix, AZ. I have also been a special education teacher (ED), school counselor, assistant principal, middle school principal and special education director. In addition, I have provided the Qualified Evaluator Training for Arizona School Administrators, I served as a member of Arizona Department of Education Solutions Teams, providing assistance to underperforming schools, and I serve as a team member and chair for accreditation teams for AdvancED providing quality assurance reviews for P/12 schools, internationally.
Bill Nye is a man with a mission: to foster a scientifically literate society by helping people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Nye has spent the past 20 years educating students young and old about science and understands the importance of keeping minds active after the last school bell rings. “Learning can happen anywhere and at anytime – the important thing is that it should never stop,” Nye said. “We’ve put together fun, free and easy activities that will make this the summer of learning versus the summer filled with the dreaded words ‘I’m bored.’ ” AN EARLY KNACK FOR HOW THINGS WORK Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has done most of his life. Growing up in Washington, D.C., he spent afternoons and summers de-mystifying math for his classmates. While working for Boeing in Seattle, Bill combined his love of science with his flair for comedy. After winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest, he became an engineer by day and a stand-up comic by night. Eventually, Bill made the transition to comedy writer and performer on Seattle’s home-grown ensemble comedy show “Almost Live.” This is where “Bill Nye the Science Guy®” was born. The 18-time Emmy Award-winning show appeared before Saturday Night Live and later on Comedy Central. During this time, he also wrote five kids’ books about science, including his latest title, “Bill Nye’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs.” BROADENING HIS MISSION Bill’s passion for math and science translated into a love of space. His role as CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s large space interest organization, has taken him across the globe. And one thing Bill is very proud of is the MarsDials, two sundials on residing on Mars he created with Cornell scientists. America’s favorite stand-up scientist hasn’t changed much from that kid growing up in Washington, DC. He still rides his bike to work. He’ll pull out his Periodic Table of the Elements from his wallet. And his drive for helping others understand science is as strong as ever.