Amy Davis currently teaches 9-12 English at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a 1997 alumna of Meredith College as well as the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program. In 2003, she earned her National Board Certification in Adolescent/Young Adult English Language Arts as well as being named a recipient of the NC Musuem of Natural Sciences Educators of Excellence Award and the Fullbright Memorial Fund Teacher Exchange Program. Her project is entitled Integrating Science and Literature: Alcohol’s Effects on Health and Humankind, and she will be working with Drs. Walter Bollenbacher, Marianne Meeker, and Amber Vogel from UNC Chapel Hill.
Sam Fuerst teaches at Northern High School in Durham. His project is entitled North Carolina Geology Online, and he will be working with Drs. P.D. Fullagar, William Veal, David Lee, and Tyler Clark from UNC Chapel Hill, Wake Stone Corporation, and the NC Geological Survey.
Lynne Gronback teaches science at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough, NC. She enjoys learning and seeks out opportunities to be involved with projects that integrate science and technology applications. Her project is entitled NC Power Shift Initiative and she will be working with Dr. William J. Schlesinger from Duke University.
Edward Kelley teaches at A.B. Combs Elementary School in Wake County. His project is entitled Making Connections for Elementary Science Education and he will be working with Alvin Braswell and Mary Ann Brittain from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.
Tom Knott teaches computer networking and Linux courses for 9 th-12 th grade students at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School. He holds a BS in technology education from NC State University and is a Cisco certified networking associate. His project is entitled Integrating Technology: Linux in the Classroom and he will be working with Dr. Tom Miller from NCSU.
Kirti Patel is a 7th Grade Science teacher at Dillard Drive Middle School in Raleigh. He lives with his wife and daughter in Cary. He is very passionate about his students. His project is entitled The Genetics and Culture of Rice in Africa and Asia, and he will be working with Drs. Michael Purugganan and Betty Gardner from NCSU.
Paul Perryman teaches at Jordan High School in Durham. His project is entitled Chemical Sciences: Formation of Tunable Coatings From Carbon Dioxide , and he will be working with Dr. Jan Genzer, NC State University.
Dr. Gail Powell teaches 8th grade science at Leesville Road Middle School. She received an M.S. and Ph.D. in entomology from NCSU. Prior to becoming a teacher she worked as a scientist in the chemical industry for 18 years. Her project is entitled Environmental Science & Engineering: Water Quality Issues & Solutions and she will be working with Dr. Joel Ducoste from NCSU.
John Pritchett teaches at Millbrook High School in Wake County. His project is entitled Advanced Instructional Systems: Algebra I, and he is currently working with Dr. John Risley from NC State University.
Laura Stiles teaches at Wakefield High School in Wake County. Her project is entitled Biochemistry and Biophysics: Intracellular Protein Transport; “A Day in the Life of a Protein”, and she will be working with Dr. Howard Fried from UNC Chapel Hill.
Carol Swink is a fifth grade AG math and science teacher at Hunter GT Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh. She completed her undergraduate work at Meredith College. Carol earned her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Development and Supervision from North Carolina State University. She will be working on her National Board Certification this year. Her project is entitled Science Inquiry and Assessment, and she will be working with Brenda Evans and Clara Stallings from the NC Department of Public Instruction.
Kelly Taft teaches at the Moore Square Museum Magnet Middle School in Wake County. Her project is entitled Junior Naturalist and NC Museum of Natural Sciences Green Education Center , and she will be working with Alvin Braswell and Mary Ann Brittain from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.