B.S. in Chemistry from the Ohio State University (OSU). 15 years of teaching in the Columbus CIty Schools. Trained in the modeling instruction for physics and chemistry. A mentor teacher with the ASPIRE program through the OSU to prepare pre-service teachers to teach science in the urban environment. Helped write the district’s chemistry curriculum. Previously a member of NSTA’s Outstanding Science Tradebooks for Children Panel and currently on the Urban Science Educators Advisory Board.