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Serving the Needs of Pre-College Science and Mathematics Education:: Impact of a Digital National Library on Teacher Education and Practice. Proceedings from a National Research Council Workshop APPENDIX C: Biographical Sketches of Digital Library Workshop Participants Donna Davis is a technology coordinator with the District Of Columbia Public School System. Donna has worked as a technology coordinator for the past 6 years. Her work includes training teachers on successful integration of technology into the curriculum, writing technology integrated curriculum for science and other areas and working with businesses and other community partners to bring technology to schools. Donna has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and master's degrees in Early Childhood Education and Guidance and Counseling. She has had extensive training in computer science, Over the past three years she has worked in over fifty District of Columbia Public Schools assisting with the effort to get schools connected to the Internet. Philadelphia Public School System, EarthWatch International, Bell Atlantic and Carnegie Institute are just a few of the organizations she has worked with on technology training and technology curriculum writing. Donna is one of the founders and on the board of directors of Tech Corp-DC. Julie Ghent-Paolucci is an anatomy/physiology and biology teacher at Richard Montgomery High School in Montgomery County, Maryland. She has taught high school biology classes of all levels, from ESOL to AP/IB, for 15 years. She is currently working on curriculum development to incorporate various technologies, including appropriate software and Internet usage, as well as biotechnology and virtual labs. Julie has a BS in zoology and a BS in secondary science education from the University of Maryland. She is a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) intern, and has done graduate research in curriculum development for high school biology. Toby Horn is Division Manager for Science and Technology at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA. A scientist who became a precollege teacher, Dr. Horn has expertise in issues associated with student academic preparation for school-to-work through mentorship, teaching science through doing science, and with the preparation and practice of science teaching. She was invited by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to serve as a panelist in a discussion on “Rethinking Science Teacher Training” at the recent meeting of Project Directors for HHMI undergraduate education initiatives. Lee Jenkins has served as a teacher, administrator, college professor and superintendent during his 32 years in public education. His interest in mathematics education began in the 1960's when he was introduced to mathematics manipulatives. His publications include ten books for teachers in the use of various manipulatives. Currently Dr. Jenkins is a frequent speaker on quality management at regional and national meetings. He addressed audiences at the last four Governors' National Quality and Education conferences sponsored by Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico and Virginia. His latest publication, from the American Society for Quality Control, is entitled Improving Student Learning: Applying Deming's Quality Principles in Classrooms. The book chronicles his years of learning and applying quality principles within the Enterprise School District since 1990.
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Serving the Needs of Pre-College Science and Mathematics Education:: Impact of a Digital National Library on Teacher Education and Practice. Proceedings from a National Research Council Workshop Vernon Kays is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Richland Community College, Decatur, Illinois. Dr. Kays has been actively involved with the work of AMATYC, NCTM, MAA, ISMAA, IMACC, and ICTM. Chair Electronic Services Committee and Vice Chair Foundations Committee AMATYC. Co-Chair IMACC Annual Conference and Chair IMACC Web site and data base committee. Graduate Student at University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in the Community College Leadership Program. Master of Mathematics - Statistics from University of Illinois - Springfield. Taught for four years in middles schools as a mathematics and science teacher. Received award from INPUT for adapting a high school geometry course for community colleges using technology and collaborative learning. Dr. Kays also has been developing Tech-Prep connections between local high schools and the community college. Miriam Masullo is a native of Cuba, who arrived the USA in the early 60's as a child refugee and lived and attended school in the African-American section of Harlem in New York City. She obtained all her academic degrees by attending The City College of New York (CCNY) as an evening student while working full time and raising a family as a single parent. She received a bachelor's degree, majoring in Engineering Science, Architecture and English Literature, two Masters degrees, in Computer Science and Philosophy, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science for her interdisciplinary research with the Departments of Computer Science and Educational Psychology, from The City University of New York. She is now a Research Staff Member (RSM), the most prestigious research position at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM's world-class Yorktown Heights Research Center. She came to this position 14 years ago, with a long held personal interest in education and 16 years of experience in both systems analysis and network engineering from the telecommunications industry. Dr. Masullo serves in the New York State Curriculum and Assessment Committee for Math, Science and Technology, and has represented IBM Research at the National Science Education Standards effort sponsored by the National Research Council, and has participated in National Research Council initiatives relating to resources for science education. More recently she participated in the National Research Council workshops on Digital Libraries and undergraduate engineering education. She is currently on faculty loan assignment from IBM to the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), as Director, Educational Technologies. Kurt D. Moses, Vice President and Director, Systems Services Division, Academy for Educational Development has been working in educational reform for both K-12 and tertiary education for the last 25 years. During his work in the U.S. as well as with 38 countries overseas, he has encountered substantial problems, particularly in science and mathematics, with access to current bibliographic resources, and adequate support to make new knowledge available, even to researchers. He has been involved with national efforts in seven countries to upgrade national library capacity, and recently in Mexico with several initiatives aimed at public university access to scientific material. AED itself has supported several international initiatives
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Serving the Needs of Pre-College Science and Mathematics Education:: Impact of a Digital National Library on Teacher Education and Practice. Proceedings from a National Research Council Workshop to digitize key materials for wider distribution. Mr. Moses is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Chicago. Kimberly S. Roempler is the Associate Director for Instructional Resources for the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Science and Mathematics at The Ohio State University. She has a B.S. in Zoology and Chemistry, a M.A. in Science Education, and completed her doctorate in Science Education at OSU. Before accepting the Associate Director position, she was the Science Resource Specialist at ENC, taught science methods courses, supervised student teachers, developed inservice programs for teachers on the topics of authentic assessment and the Ohio Competency-Based Science Model, and was an evaluator for Project Discovery (Ohio's State Systemic Initiative Project) and the Buckeye Assessment Teams for Science (BATS) project. She taught science for ten years at the high school and community college levels before coming to ENC. As Resource Specialist, she worked daily with science educators, helping them learn about the resources available to them, both real and virtual. James H. Stith is the Director of Physics Programs for the American Institute of Physics. His Doctorate in physics was earned from The Pennsylvania State University and his Master's and Bachelor's degrees in physics were received from Virginia State University. A physics education researcher, his primary interests are in Program Evaluation and Teacher Preparation and Enhancement. He was formerly a Professor of Physics at The Ohio State University and spent 21 years on the faculty of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has also been a visiting Associate Professor at the United Air Force Academy, a Visiting Scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a Visiting Scientist at the University of Washington, and an Associate Engineer at the Radio Cooperation of America. He is a past president of the American Association of Physics Teachers, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Chartered Fellow of the National Society of Black Physicists, and a member of the Ohio Academy of Science. Keith Stubbs' current responsibilities as Director of the National Library of Education's Resource Sharing and Cooperation Division include the U.S. Department of Education's Web site, the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) and its 30+ Web sites (which include AskERIC and the National Parent Information Network), and plans for a resource sharing network for educational libraries and information providers. Mr. Stubbs initiated ED's Internet presence in 1992, launched ED's Web site in March 1994, led an award-winning Web redesign and wrote ED's Web Server Standards SME&T Guidelines in 1995, represented ED on the World Wide Web (WWW) Federal Consortium 1995-1998, and recently conducted one of the first OMB-sanctioned Internet customer surveys. He co-chairs ED's Internet Working Group and represents ED on the interagency Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) initiative. Currently he is directing several Internet indexing, cataloging, and searching projects including the Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) and ED's Cross-Site Indexing Project.
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