Director of Community Outreach and Education
Marti coordinates and supervises
the entire project - curriculum development, curriculum dissemenation and curriculum
Science Education Liaison
Rachel supervises, coordinates and leads the PULSE Teams in curriculum design
recruiting teachers and pilot test lessons and entire units.
Kirstin is a middle school science teacher. She has presented multiple times
at NSTA and at a local conferences on using inquiry in the classroom and on authentic
assessment. Her experience at the middle school level has included extensive
team work on integrated lessons. Having already earned a Masters degree in Educational
Administration Kirstin has returned to graduate school for a Masters in Biology.
Kirstin is also crazy enough to run marathons!
Katie has shared her love of language with middle school, high school and adult
learners as a language arts teacher and as a teacher of English as a Second Language
in Japan. Long after she finished her masters in Linguistics and American Literature,
Katie still pursues her own love of language with classes in Italian, Japanese,
Scots Gaelic and American Sign Language. Katie is very committed to integrated
learning and has practiced and promoted it as a team leader and department chair.
Right now Katie is out of the classroom so she can focus on language development,
gurgling and Teletubbies as she cares for her young son, Sparky (not pictured).
Sally has taught both social studies and mathematics to high school students
over the past 13 years. Having lived and traveled in South America and Africa,
Sally brings interesting and new perspectives to her students and to our team.
Sally is committed to addressing equitable access to education for all students.
Sally is the third of our team to have a bilingual or ESL certification. Her
new adventure is a little closer to home, renovating an old firehouse back to
its former glory.
Having completed a Masters in archaeology Sara realized
that she was interested in sharing her love of archaeology
and wanted to develop alternative methods
for K-12 students and the public to explore the past. She wanted to expand
of the past beyond dates and into the dynamic nature of culture. Now with a PhD
in Reading, Language and Culture, Sara has been focusing on integrated curriculum
development in multiple university and school district programs for students.
Sara views the past as an opportunity to view multiple cultures, how they interact,
how they grow and uses that as a forum for discussion of present day cultures.
Although she claims that she watches ‘Survivor’ for insights into
culture, we have our doubts.
Web Developer/Graphic Designer
Travis finished his BA in
Visual Communication in 2002. Prior to joining SWEHSC,
Travis worked for the College
of Pharmacy. Since joining the SWEHSC team he has revamped
the SWEHSC COEP site and created the PULSE site. His patience
with the rest of the team while we change lessons around
Samanthi coordinates the library of materials and resources that support the