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2012 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Bios

    Doug Anderson

    Doug is a 9th-grade world geography and human geography teacher at Oak Canyon Junior High School in Lindon, Utah, whose students learn hands-on how to use geospatial technologies to answer questions about their environment. Anderson is co-coordinator of the Utah Geographic Alliance.

    Coleman Eaton III

    Coleman is a physics, biology, and chemistry teacher at Lovejoy High School in Hampton, Georgia, who plans to create a marine science class and a marine science club at his school to connect students to water sources and help them understand their impacts on water both locally and worldwide.

    Harmony Hendrick

    Harmony is a 4th-grade teacher at William H. Natcher Elementary School in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a seven-year member of the Kentucky Geographic Alliance, and co-coordinator of Geography Awareness Week in Kentucky.

    Katie Hoekzema

    Katie is a 10-year teaching veteran and 9th-grade physical science and biology teacher at Milford High School in Milford, Ohio, who uses classroom projects to help inspire students to get outside and explore the world.

    Kim Houtz

    Kim is a biology, anatomy, physiology and forensic science teacher at Marysville High School in Marysville, Kansas, who has helped develop science curriculum with Duke University, National Institutes of Health, and BSCS.

    Eileen Hynes

    Eileen is a primary teacher at the Lake and Park School in Seattle, Washington. Her project-based teaching approach incorporates many topics including science, social studies and geographic learning. Eileen’s goal is to provide students with the tools to interpret what they are seeing in the field, and to create a space that encourages students to become knowledgeable about the topic and excited about learning.

    Julia Koble

    Julia is a 10th-grade biology teacher at Minot High School in Minot, North Dakota, who strives to make science relevant for her students. A former North Dakota Teacher of the Year, Julia used recent record-breaking flooding in Minot to demonstrate the importance of protecting our oceans and water sources.

    Jared Larson

    Jared is a biology teacher at McMinnville High School in McMinnville, Oregon, who has created full-day ecology and water field units for elementary school students and designs field trips in support of McMinnville Education Foundation’s goals for science enrichment activities.

    JoAnn Moore

    JoAnn is a biology teacher at Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Washington, who has developed field-based high school courses that focus on stream and forest ecology as well as marine biology. She also spends her summers teaching field-based continuing education courses for teachers and running a middle school marine science camp.

    Julie Ryan

    Julie is a biology teacher at Haddon Heights High School in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, who helped re-establish the New Jersey Geographic Education Alliance.

    Emily Sherman

    Emily is a life science and environmental science teacher at Scarborough High School in Scarborough, Maine, who works with the Schoodic Education and Research Center of Acadia National Park to involve her students in research on mercury contamination. She recently received a Noyce Master Teacher Fellowship for bringing biology case studies into the classroom.

    Michael Sustin

    Michael is an environmental chemistry and environmental science teacher at West Geauga High School in Chesterland, Ohio. He is a member of the Environmental Education Council of Ohio, and the North American Association for Environmental Education, and has developed a summer ecology expedition program for his students.

    Mike Trimble

    Mike is a biological and environmental sciences teacher at Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona, who emphasizes hands-on learning, taking students on research expeditions, and offering wilderness survival training.

    David Wood

    David is an 8th-grade environmental science teacher at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., who encourages his students to develop a personal set of environmental ethics and uses his school’s LEED platinum-rated campus to illustrate green living standards.

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