Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Elementary Education, NAU M.A. Science Teaching, NAU
The 2019-2020 will be my 25th year teaching. I teach 4th grade Science and Social Studies and love it!!!
I'm an Arizona Native! I graduated from Westwood High School in Mesa, and earned my B.S. in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. I received my Master's degree, also from NAU in Science Teaching (MAST), from the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences. This will be my 12th year teaching 4th grade. I've also taught 5th grade, 6th grade, and Middle-School Science.
This summer I worked with the Center for Bio-mediated & Bio-inspired Geotechnics (aka CBBG) as a RET Mentor (Research Experience for Teachers), at ASU on the Tempe Campus. I worked with them as a RET a few summers ago. The last two summers I was a RET for the Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technolgies (QESST) Research Center at ASU. We developed a way to test panels with a load. The article is here (scroll down and see the other teachers credited for this researach.) I'm looking forward to bringing what I learned and developed back to my students!
This October has been VERY busy professionally, outside of the classroom. I got to go to Washington DC with the Rice University fellowship I'm working with. I also presented a poster of my summer research from CBBG at ASU, where National Science Foundation (NSF) members were present. This Friday, November 8th I'll be presenting a lesson at the Arizona Science Teachers Association workshop, based around activities we've done in our classroom with soil. All of these experiences have many benefits inside my classroom as well. Pictures highlight of October 2019 can be seen to the left.
Last October I was the teacher representative for ASU at a National Science Foundation (NSF) RET conference in North Carolina. Here's an article from ASU's Full Circle about the RET program: Full Circle Article Recently I am currently a part of an 18-month fellowship with Rice University's office of STEM engagement. We'll be developing metrics for teaching engineering in the elementary classroom.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, hiking and playing music. I currently play with a cover band called The Apologies Unplugged. Here's a video of me singing Ice Cream Man from last year's HLS K-4 Talent Show.
Email me: Scott.Currier@dvusd.org