Amy Schmer is the Principal at Preston Middle School. Amy has been named the Fort Collins Rotary Teacher of the month. Amy has presented at the local and state level on infusing STEM / STEAM into the curriculum. Amy is the Lego Robotics Coordinator for Preston Middle School with nine out of nine teams making the state level competition and with one team winning the national research award in 2012. Amy's classroom is a district lab site for teachers to observe PEBC (Public Education Business Coalition) thinking strategies. Amy also teaches at Colorado State University.
Michelle Bigler is an adjunct instructor with Colorado State University. She has extensive K-12 public education experience with emphasis on Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technologies, Instructional Practices, Professional Development and Educational Leadership.
Bob Richburg, Emeritus Professor, School of Education Colorado State University.
Bob is a longtime educator, author of books and articles on brain based teaching methodologies and strategies to develop student potential, numerous teaching awards including University Distinguished Teaching Scholar. He lives in Ft. Collins with Fran, his best friend and wife of 51 years, and his terrier Daisy.
Tracey Winey is the Media Specialist and STEM Integration Specialist at Preston Middle School. She is adjunct faculty at Colorado State University. Tracey has been recognized as an Allen Distinguished Educator, Tackle STEM Coach of the Month, the Fort Collins Teacher of the month, a SMART Exemplary Educator, and a Google Certified Teacher. She has presented at the local, state, national, and international level on diverse topics such as STEM, Literacy, Computer Science, and Philanthropy. Tracey has been published by SMART, EdCompass and Middle Ground.
John Howe is the a graduate student at Colorado State University researching equity in STEM education and adjunct faculty there. He is the Director of The STEM Summer Institute. John has been an instrumental resource for many schools in building and sustaining a Lego Robotics Program. John was recognized by the Fort Collins Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow for his dedication and commitment to furthering STEM education and was the Colorado Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year for Civil Air Patrol and received the Federal Aviation Administration CO-WY Award. John has presented at the local, state, and national level on STEM education. His work has been published by Middle Ground featuring STEM education.
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Dr. Andrea Weinberg, Assistant Professor at Colorado State University’s Center for Educator Preparation, is a former elementary and secondary special education teacher. Andrea’s research focuses on teacher preparation, early career mentoring for teachers, and interdisciplinary STEM teaching and learning. She is the PI for the CSU’s NSF-supported Noyce Scholarship Program (Phase I), and recipient of an award presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Program: Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013+ at Rutgers University. Both of these projects provide support for the SES.
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