Laura Riley

With over 30 years of experience in education, I earned my undergrad degree from Iowa State University in 1982, then earned my graduate degree from National Louis University in 1997. Since 1991, I've been teaching at a public school in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago, with an enrollment of approximately 300+ students. In November 2012, I earned National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Science and was then named Educator of the Year by the Westmont Chamber of Commerce. In spring 2013, I received a STEM grant from DuPage Regional Office of Education to facilitate a STEM after-school program for underrepresented students. On multiple occasions, I have presented professionally throughout DuPage County and the state of Illinois. My passion for education carried over into summer 2014 when I was an instructor for enrichment courses through Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development. I presently (2017-2018) serve as Chair of NSTA's Science Scope Advisory Board.




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Recent Posts by Laura

Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:38 AM in Future Educator
Greetings! As "advertised" in the NSTA Reports this month.....a great K-5 set of STEM Lessons can be found at: STEM Lessons with Snoopy from the Space Foundation --

Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:50 AM in Looking for STEM lesson advice!
Hi! Try for all sorts of science and STEM ideas. Create an account and go from there. You'll find tons of vetted resources. Best,

Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:29 AM in Notebook
This book is a great starting point for using Science Notebooks in your classroom. Science Notebooks: Writing about Inquiry by Lori Fulton & Brian Campbell   Good luck!