Jason Bailey, West Lake Middle School Career and Technology Education teacher, is a Teacher of the Year nominee and Department Head. His project is entitled Integrating Middle School Math into the Exploring Technology Curriculum and he will be working with Dr. Dick Peterson from NCSU.
Nancy Carty is a National Board Certified art teacher at Broughton High School and former participant in the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program. Her project is Sun, Moon and Stars: Visual Connections between Art and Science and she will be working in collaboration with Dr. Walter Bollenbacher, Dr. Amber Vogel, and Ms. Betty Brown from UNC-CH.
Michael Clinkscales, high school math teacher, is one of the hosts of the Math and Science Show. A North Carolina Teaching Fellow, he has received several grants and awards, including nomination for Teacher of the Year at Broughton High School. His project is entitled Interdisciplinary Math Curriculum Utilizing Genomic Science Applications and his University Mentors are Dr. Ralph Dean and Dr. David Haase from NCSU.
Dr. Charles Cobb is a National Board Certified high school science teacher at Southeast Raleigh High School who holds a PhD in immunology and biotechnology from NC State University. He has collaborated with Wake County Public Schools to write science-pacing guides for teachers. His project is entitled Bioinformatics and Genomics in the High School Curriculum and he will be working with Dr. Ralph Dean and Dr. Gary Payne from NCSU.
Susan Hirsch, East Wake High School government and history teacher, is a member of the NC Council for Social Studies and has extensive experience writing curriculum on economics, legal and political systems. She has twice been recognized by Who’s Who Among America’s Best Teachers and will be working on her project, Advancing Biomolecular Sciences through an Integrated Curriculum with Dr. Walter Bollenbacher, Dr. Amber Vogel, and Ms. Betty Brown from UNC-CH.
Jan Schuettpelz, Durham School of the Arts science teacher and member of Durham Science Leaders, has received several grant awards, including Bright Ideas and Teacher Initiative grants, for her classroom projects. As a Kenan Fellow, she will work on her project entitled Life: From Diversity to DNA with Dr. Patricia Bowers from UNC-CH.
Randolph Senzig, a high school environmental science teacher at Fuquay Varina High School is a NC Certified Environmental Educator. He is active with the Neuse River Foundation, and the Energy Savers Team and Stream Watch. Randy’s project, Birds in the Schoolyard: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Environmental Science is being developed in collaboration with Dr. Dan Richter and Dr. Stuart Pimm from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. John Connors from the NC Musuem of Natural Sciences also serves as a Mentor to Randy in the development of this project.
Elizabeth Suber, middle school science teacher, is the Science Olympiad Coach at Leesville Road Middle School and was nominated by her administrators for the Disney American Teacher Award. Beth’s project, Expanding Our Horizons: Understanding Science through Career Exploration is in collaboration with Dr. Bob Beichner from NCSU.
Tracy Voreis, middle school science teacher, is the 2002 Teacher of the Year from the Durham School of the Arts. She has received numerous grants totaling over $10,000 for her classroom endeavors. As a Kenan Fellow, Tracy will work on Life: From Diversity to DNA with Dr. Patricia Bowers from UNC-CH.
Brian Wood, high school biology teacher, is National Board Certified and the Science Bowl team he leads at Enloe High School recently represented North Carolina at the National Science Bowl in Washington DC. Brian will be working on his project, Advancing Biomolecular Sciences through an Integrated Curriculum with Dr. Walter Bollenbacher, Dr. Amber Vogel, and Ms. Betty Brown from UNC-CH.