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Susan Buckey
Susan Buckey Susan Buckey is an Outreach Project Director at WGBH at Educational Foundation. She conducts workshops, creates educational resources, and coordinates events for PBS kids’ shows like FETCH, Design Squad, and ZOOM. Susan has regularly shared resources from Design Squad and other WGBH science programs with teachers, childcare providers, after school providers, engineers, kids, and parents over the past nine years. Prior to working at WGBH, she was a fourth grade teacher.


Kristy Hill
Kristy Hill Kristy Hill (BS, Auburn University; MS, University of Alabama in Huntsville) taught for 12 years as a middle school science teacher with Huntsville City Schools. She has worked since 2006 as an education specialist with the NASA academic affairs office. Currently she is located at the NASA Educator Resource Center. She is responsible for distributing NASA educational materials, developing outreach, and carrying out workshops for educators.


Natalie Hebshie
Natalie Hebshie is an Outreach Coordinator at WGBH Educational Foundation. She builds awareness for, provides training around, and encourages use of WGBH series' resources. She has facilitated workshops around engineering, media literacy, and educational children’s programming at WGBH for the past seven years.



Margot Sigur
Margot Sigur is an Outreach Production Coordinator at WGBH Educational Foundation. She helps develop hands-on science and engineering activities, and provides trainings and guidance around the use of these activities for the PBS series FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman and Design Squad.


Ellen Robinson Ellen Robinson
Ellen Robinson is an Outreach Coordinator at WGBH Educational Foundation. For the past six years, she has developed resources, coordinated events, facilitated trainings, and built campaigns around WGBH’s science and engineering programs including NOVA, ZOOM, Design Squad, and Engineer Your Life.


Thea Sahr
Focusing on engineering and science projects such as Design Squad, ZOOM, NOVA, and Engineer Your Life, Ms. Sahr has extensive experience producing national educational outreach initiatives and messaging campaigns which raise awareness, build audience, and extend the educational value of our resources among educators, educational and youth-serving organizations, museums, libraries, professional associations, and other special interest groups. Working with WGBH project teams and national subject-area experts, Ms. Sahr develops multimedia educational materials and builds relationships with national partners to engage adults and children in the exploration of science and engineering. In addition, Ms. Sahr facilitates training workshops around the country where educators learn how to incorporate WGBH's educational resources into their programming and engineers and scientists learn how to engage youth. Ms. Sahr has her M.Ed. from Boston University.


Howard Lurie
Howard Lurie is the Associate Director for Educational Productions at WGBH Boston. He is responsible for business development, marketing and the cultivation of new partnerships for Educational Productions. He has led efforts at WGBH to develop and market online courses from Teachers’ Domain for K-12 teachers. Originally a teacher of history and Social Studies at the middle school through college levels, he has been involved in the development of online professional development services and resources since the mid 1990s. Lurie has authored educational articles and curriculum guides for a variety of curricula, including Voyager’s Who Built America. Since the mid 1990s, Lurie has worked with several educational technology initiatives, including the American Social History Project, Library of Congress’ American Memory, the Pearson Foundation, New Media Literacies @ MIT, Facing History and Ourselves, and the Digital Legacies Project. Lurie has a BA in Social Thought and Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Howard Lurie is a native of Boston, and now lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.


Jennifer Larese
With a background in chemistry, Ms. Larese supports outreach activities for NOVA and NOVA scienceNOW programs at the local and national levels. By collaborating with professional societies, museums, universities, and community groups, Ms. Larese encourages and facilitates informal science education by building relationships, creating opportunities, and sharing experiences. As a former Science Café coordinator, Ms. Larese oversees and fosters the sciencecafes.org website, network, and community.




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