Meet the AFT Science Cadre
The AFT Science Cadre began its voyage in 2011 with the mission of bringing teacher voice to the development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The crew selected to carryout this mission came highly recommended by their local and/or state federation president for their leadership and expertise in teaching science across all grade levels and disciplines.
Once this mission was accomplished, the cadre was charged with elevating the importance of science education for ALL students and creating professional learning opportunities and resources for teachers. They have presented at the AFT’s bi-annual TEACH Conference, designed science-related brochures and model lessons exemplifying 3-dimensional learning outlined in the National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas.
We hope that you find the resources useful!
(For more information about the AFT’s work around science education and STEM policy recommendations, contact Melanie Hobbs ([email protected]) in the educational issues department.)
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AFT Science Cadre Team Members
You can learn more about each team member by clicking here.
Sandra Cappelli (RI) Local: Westwarwick Teachers Alliance
Tammy Stegeman (IL) Local: Quincy Federation of Teachers
Maura Graham-Vecellio (CT) Local: Meriden Federation of Teachers
Julie Campbell (OH) Local: Toledo Federation of Teachers
Kelly Gibson (MN) Local: St. Paul Federation of Teachers
Linda Johnson (OH) Local: Cincinnati Federation of Teachers
Patricia Paradiso (NJ) Local: Perth Amboy Federation
Dolores Samson (OH) Local: Toledo Federation of Teachers
Matthew Hinckley (CA) Local: Berkeley Federation of Teachers
Rochelle Petre (NY) Local: Bayport Blue Point Teachers Association
Mark Avery (FL) Local: Marion Education Association
John Clark (FL) Local: Volusia United Educators
Kathy Dorman (CO) Local: Douglas County Federation
Georgia Everett: (IN) Local: AFT Indiana
Wynell Gilbert (AL) Local: Jefferson County AFT
Lauren Levites (IL) Local: Chicago Teachers Union
Denise Pfeiffer: (OH) Local: Cincinnati Federation of Teachers
Wendy Tate (FL) Local: Volusia United Educators
Cheryl Vogler (IL) Local: Quincy Federation of Teachers
Amelia Wolfe (WV) Local: Wood County Federation of Teachers
Joseph Zuniga (NY) Local: Rochester Teachers Association