Education

North Carolina State University, M.Ed. Instructional Technology, May 2005

University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, BS Physics, May 1996

University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, completed Teacher Certification for Secondary Science, December 1995

Professional Experience

Seven Oaks Consulting, February 2000 – Present
Owner

  • Design and maintain web sites for science education professional organizations and others including
    • National Science Education Leadership Association www.nsela.org
    • North Carolina Science Leadership Association www.ncsla.net
    • North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair www.ncsciencefair.org
    • Science & Safety Consulting Services www.sciencesafetyconsulting.com
  • Provide and support science/STEM curriculum development
    • North Carolina Governor’s Teacher Network
    • North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center

United Skates of America, September 2015 – Present
STEM Educator

  • Lead STEM field trip experiences for K-12 students at the United Skates of America roller skating rink in Raleigh.

The Science House, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, July 2005 – November 2014
Web Master

  • Maintain and develop the Science House web site: www.science-house.org
  • Edit and publish  a monthly e-newsletter
  • Maintain Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts

David Gordon Louis Daniel Foundation, June 2008 – June 2009
Science Educator

  • Develop curriculum for the Science Explorers after school program
  • Lead Science Explorer sessions with students at the Asheville, NC I Have A Dream Center
  • Create and maintain the Science Explorers web site

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, Rosman, NC, March 2007 – May 2008
Science Educator

  • School of Galactic Radio Astronomy
    • Organize and lead remote radio observing workshops for high school and middle school teachers.
  • Robotics:  Opportunities for Building Outstanding Talent in the Sciences (ROBOTS)
    • Develop curriculum for Saturday and summer programs for middle school students.
    • Organize and lead workshops for ROBOTS teachers across North Carolina.
  • Prepare quarterly newsletter and brochures for publication.
  • Assist in the planning and leadership of other educational programs.

The Science House, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, June 2004 – July 2005
Outreach Coordinator, Web Master

  • Coordinate Outreach for the Rice Blast Genome Project
    • Organize and lead workshops for high school biology teachers in 8 participating states
    • Assemble science kits and coordinate distribution in North Carolina, Texas and Kentucky
  • Coordinate Outreach for the Scientific Visualization in Education Project
    • Organize and lead workshops for middle and high school science teachers.
  • Maintain and develop the Science House web site: www.science-house.org

The Science House, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, January 2003 – June 2004
Asheville Outreach Coordinator, Web Master

  • Develop a community of teachers and schools dedicated to improving science and math education in western North Carolina
    • Organize and lead science, math and technology in-service training for teachers in western North Carolina
    • Provide equipment and support for middle school teachers in Buncombe County to successfully integrate technology and inquiry learning in their science teaching
    • Serve as science and math resource for all teachers in western North Carolina
  • Maintain and develop the Science House web site: www.science-house.org

The Science House, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1999 – 2003
Camps Coordinator

  • Coordinate the Science and Mathematics Colloquies at The Science House
    • Organize and lead summer camps and semester research programs for high school students
  • Provide teacher in-service training
  • Maintain and developed the Science House web site: www.science-house.org
  • Coordinate annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference for Girls

Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, NC, 1996 – 1999
Teacher

  • Taught General and Advanced Placement Physics.
  • Extensive use of  calculator and microcomputer based laboratories
  • Member, Technology Committee
  • Coach, Science Olympiad 1998-1999
  • Coach, Science Quiz Bowl 1997-1999
    • North Carolina Science Quiz Bowl Champions 1998, 1999
  • Assistant Coach, Women’s Soccer 1997-1999

Professional Memberships

  • President, North Carolina Science Leadership Association (NCSLA), 2010-2011
  • Web Master, Membership Coordinator, National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA), 2005-present
  • Co-Editor, Meridian – Middle Grades Technology Journal, 2003 – January 2004
  • Key Leader, Building a Presence Network, 2003 – 2004
  • Treasurer, North Carolina Science Leadership Association (NCSLA), 2003 – 2009
  • Editorial Board, Meridian – Middle Grades Technology Journal, 2001 – 2005
  • Member, Web Master, North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA), 1996-2011
  • Member, Web Master, North Carolina Science Leadership Association (NCSLA), 1999-present
  • Member, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), 1996-present
  • Member, North Carolina Section – American Association of Physics Teachers (NCS-AAPT), 1996-present

Publications

  • “Tech Support” column in NSELA’s biannual newsletter, The Navigator 2007 – present
  • Save the Earth Science Experiments, 2009, Lark Books
  • The Mad Scientist’s Notebook, 2008, Lark Books
  • Yikes! Wow! Yuck!  Fun Experiments for Your First Science Fair Project, 2008, Lark Books
  • Crime Scene Investigation Science Fair Projects, 2006, Lark Books
  • First Place Science Fair Projects for Inquisitive Kids, 2005, Lark Books
  • “Video in Education:  A practical guide” 2005, Meridian – Middle Grades Technology Journal www.ncsu.edu/meridian/
  • “Introducing Students to Science Research:  Science and Mathematics Colloquies at The Science House” 2003 Conference on K-12 Outreach from University Science Departments Proceedings
  • “Expanding Your Horizons – Inspiring Middle School Girls” 2001 Conference on K-12 Outreach from University Science Departments Proceedings

Awards

  • Award for Excellence, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, North Carolina State University, 2001
  • Michael C. Jackson Distinguished Service Award, North Carolina Science Leadership Association, 2008