Uniquely Qualified Instructors
ELIZABETH (Liz) MIRRA is a science instructional coach and a middle and high school science educator. She was involved in reviewing and providing feedback on the Next Generation Science Standards throughout their development and has worked with numerous school districts providing professional development on best science practices and assistance with aligning curriculum to the new NGSS standards. Elizabeth is the recipient of the prestigious President's Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.
Dr. MARQUITA BLADES is an experienced and award-winning secondary science teacher, international speaker, author, and science consultant. Marquita's diverse experiences have put her on the front line of the implementation and integration of Next Generation Science Standards. She has managed national STEM programs for secondary level students and has served as a curriculum and assessment developer, and professional learning facilitator for numerous school districts.
VINCE MANCUSO is a highly experienced science teacher, national presenter and author with a passion for phenomena-driven inquiry and the NGSS. He is a frequent presenter at science conferences where his sessions draw standing-room only crowds. Vince enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for using phenomena to get students excited and curious about science. His ideas are powerful and practical and all have been student-proven in his own classroom.