STEM Education Consultant, STEMisED
Kathy is currently an Education Consultant at STEMisED and a former Education Associate at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the Office of Education and Outreach. Kathy has over 30 years of teaching experience and was a STEM/Science Instructional Specialist and Director for the Elementary Science Program at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES in Spencerport, New York. She also taught AP Biology, Regents Biology and Intermediate Level Science at Kendall Junior Senior High School and served as a Regional Biology Mentor and STANYS Director at Large for Biology and Professional Development. Kathy is a former Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator (2013-15) who was placed at the National Science Foundation in the Directorate of Engineering, Division of Engineering Education and Centers. In addition to practicing case-based learning, Kathy has been trained as a facilitator at the Illinois Math and Science Academy's advanced PBL, Buck Institutes PBL (Level 1, 2, coaching) and has been a National Flipped Learning presenter. Many of the strategies used in the PBL model are adapted and used in cases presented to the students at the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES and through Invention Education with the USPTO.