Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Elementary Education, NAU M.A. Science Teaching, NAU
The 2023-2024 school year will be my 29th 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. Next year will be my 17th year teaching 4th grade. I've also taught 5th grade, 6th grade, and Middle-School Science.
This summer went very quickly! We didn't go on a LONG trip like we did last summer but I had the opportunity to go to Rice University in Houston, Texas, to lead Professional Development to a group of teachers based on a book I was a part of authoring (PDF link) on teaching engineering embedded into science curriculum. I then flew to Baltimore, MD to present at the ASEE Conference (American Society for Engineering Education), based on the implementation of the guidebook at Highland Lakes (published paper). My wife joined me for a few days and we got to visit our nation's capital, Washington DC. We spent the 4th of July in Ouray, Colorado and spent 5 days in Williams, AZ for a family reunion.
Last summer I worked a bit on Science Curriculum for the district, and then my wife, our dog and I spent 5 weeks visiting 6 states and 4 National Parks, as well as a bunch of other fun places!
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 as well as solo. Here's a video of me singing Ice Cream Man from a HLS K-4 Talent Show.
(nice write up in the August 2023 HLS Newsletter about my presentation at ASEE: LINK)
Email me: Scott.Currier@dvusd.org