Spring Webinar Series - Session 12
February 22, 2022 5:30 - 7 pm
Losing Their Voice: Teaching science and connecting with students who feel ‘left out’ or ‘left behind’
Join us for a conversation with North Carolina 2020 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Teacher of the Year and finalist for National Teacher of the Year, Maureen Stover. Maureen taught biology, earth and environmental science, and was active in the advancement via individual determination (AVID) program at Cumberland International Early College High School in Fayetteville. She spent 20 years serving in the US Air Force. Maureen was the Cumberland County Schools Teacher of the Year in 2019-20. The purpose of the webinar is to discuss challenges and explore strategies for teaching science to students who feel disconnected from the subject. Mrs. Stover will motivate attendees based upon her past experiences and breakout rooms will be utilized to engage member voices.
Maureen Strover, M.Ed.
From CCSSO: “Maureen Stover, the 2021 North Carolina Teacher of the Year, is an Air Force veteran and high school biology and earth and environmental science teacher who seeks to provide clear pathways for students to successfully enter the career or college program of their choice upon graduation from high school.” Maureen, a recent teacher at Cumberland International Early College High School in Fayetteville, is the first teacher from North Carolina to compete for the National Teacher of the Year since 2008. Maureen was North Carolina’s 2020 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Teacher of the Year and Cumberland County Schools Teacher of the Year in 2019-20
Breakout Room Leaders and facilitators include
Mr. Mark Case, High School Science Teacher at Southern Guilford High School, Greensboro, NC., 2017-18 Southern Guilford High Teacher of the Year
Ms. Kimberly Clark, 8th Grade Science Teacher, A L Stanback Middle School, Orange County Schools, Hillsborough, NC., 2021 S.E.E.D. Fellows
Ms. Covey Denton, Science Teacher, Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts & Education (SBHS), Wilson, NC., Paul DeHart Hurd Award, Maitland P. Simmons Award, and NSTA Sylvia Shugrue Award Winner.