Developing Visual Literacy in Science K-8
Jo Anne Vasquez, Ph.D.
Dr. Jo Anne Vasquez is the Vice President and Program Director - Arizona Transition
Years, Teacher and Curriculum Initiatives for Helios Education Foundation. Dr. Vasquez
works in conjunction with the Foundation's community investment team to identify
partnership opportunities and implement the Foundation's strategic investment goals
in Arizona. She brings many years of experience in K-12 education to the Foundation.
She has been a classroom teacher and district science specialist for Mesa Public
Schools, an adjunct professor of science education at Arizona State University and
most recently was the Director of Professional Development and Outreach for ASU's
Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology
She is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and holds a Bachelor's degree in
Biology, a Master's in Early Childhood Education and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction.
Dr. Vasquez has been the only K-12 educator appointed to the National Science Board,
the governing board of the National Science Foundation. She is a Past President
of the National Science Teachers Association, National Science Education Leadership
Association, Arizona Science Teachers Association, and the International Council
of Science Education.
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