Subject(s): Chemistry and Biology
Grade(s): 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
School: MILFORD HIGH, Milford MA
I am a chemistry and biology teacher with 35 years of classroom experience. I teach in Massachusetts at Milford High School. I have taught all levels of science and truly enjoy what I do. This year I am teaching in an alternative high school one class per day. I am also teaching honors chemistry, honors biology, college prep chemistry, and a low level chemistry class called concepts of chemistry. I am looking forward to joing the Sophia community of learners and teachers.
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.
After cutting my teeth in political campaigns, I have pursued a career in education. I earned a master's degree in education leadership and transitioned to advocacy and public affairs work in the field of education. This work has included organizing high profile events, social media campaigns and websites to support STEM education and new education policies. I have also worked with a variety of organizations to award teacher grants, student scholarships and have been a frequent participant on education committees and workgroups with the Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), University of Minnesota and the National Governors Association.