Chelia McCoo Dogan is currently the Science Department Chair/Secondary Science Teacher at Elsik High School in the Alief Independent School District located in Houston, Texas, and has been in the district for 27 years. During this time period, she has been a member of the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and Association for Multicultural Science Education (AMSE) for over 15 years. She has served on the AMSE Board Member for 10 years. She is also a member of Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) and Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA). Mrs. McCoo Dogan has been the recipient of many awards and recognition including The Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators (HAABSE) Teacher of the Year 2020-2021, representing Elsik High School, Alief ISD January 2021 Science Educator of the Month, and Teacher of the Year for Elsik High School 2005-2006. Mrs. McCoo Dogan demonstrates awareness and compassion, as she understands that students come from all types of cultural backgrounds and ethnic groups, and understands that this can affect their learning process in the classroom, therefore she makes certain that when the students come into her classroom, they are provided with various tools necessary to stimulate their learning process.