“I am a passionate elementary science educator who believes quality science instruction is the way to excite and engage all learners. Although science is my focus, we must remember we do not live in silos and we shouldn't expect our students to learn in silos. We must strive to integrate and make connections whenever possible.”
Kathy Renfrew is an experienced elementary teacher/educator who has been privileged to hold many roles in her career. She was an elementary teacher who moved to the Vermont Agency of Education as the ElemenVermonttary Science Assessment Coordinator. Kathy returned to MA where she was an elementary science coach. Currently Kathy is an education specialist for the Wade Institute for Science Education, a virtual coach for Sibme, an EdReports reviewer and a science volunteer in a 2nd grade classroom. Kathy attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst for her undergraduate degree in Human Development. She followed that with a M.Ed in Professional Teaching and a MS in K-8 Science Education.
Kathy is an active member of NSTA, CSSS and NSELA, She is a board member of the MA Science Educational Leadership Association.( MSELA)
Kathy has been the recipient of many awards during her career including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching and National Board Certification Kathy has held many roles with NSTA including being an online advisor for the Learning Center, a NGSS Curator and field editor for the Next Gen Navigator Newsletter. Kathy attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst for her undergraduate degree in Human Development. She followed that with a M.Ed in Professional Teaching and a M.Ed in K-8 Science Education. Kathy’s voice as a blogger can be found on the Teaching Channel and as a bi-monthly blogger for MiddleWeb as “The Science Lady” Kathy believes science education is a right for all children regardless of the age.