Congratulations to Our Spring 2019 Graduates

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TT hosted a dinner to celebrate our class of 2019.  As part of the dinner, the TT staff started a conversation to elicit ideas from our graduates regarding ways in which the program can stay in touch with graduates and provide support during their induction year.  As the evening progressed, students shared their plans for the upcoming academic year. 

Listed below are the job placements our graduates are beginning this fall:

  • Vanessa Wagener (math) - Rock Ridge High School, Loudoun County Public School, Ashburn, VA

  • Pamela Taretacan (biology) - Francis Scott Key Middle School, Montgomery County Public School, Silver Spring, MD

  • Neha Soni (math) - Rock Ridge High School, Loudoun County Public School, Ashburn, VA

  • Mark Wilson (math) - Springbrook High School, Montgomery County Public School, Silver Spring, MD

  • Emily Murdock (math) - Paint Branch High School, Montgomery County Public School, Burtonsville, MD

  • Jon Mevs (computer science) - Washington Leadership Academy, XQ Super School, Washington, D.C.

  • Andrea Dai (chemistry) - Robert Frost Middle School, Montgomery County Public School, Rockville, MD

  • Joey Prettyman (biology) - Walt Whitman High School, Montgomery County Public School, Bethesda, MD

  • Andy Miller (math) - Tuscarora High School, Loudoun County Public School, Leesburg, VA

  • Justin Pedro (biology) - Northwest High School, Montgomery County Public School, Germantown, MD

  • Amman Haque (biology) - George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore, MD

  • Monique Scott-Hayes (biology) - Richard Montgomery High School, Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD

2018 National Science Teachers Association Conference

Dr. Anisha Campbell, Associate Director of Terrapin Teachers, served as the local arrangements coordinator for the 2018 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) regional conference held November 13-17 at the National Harbor in Maryland.  

The National Harbor regional conference was organized around:

  • Monumental Challenge: STEM Equity, Diversity, and Advocacy via Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

  • Freedom to Become Scientifically Literate

  • Cultivating Curiosity in the Capital Region

Terrapin Teachers (TT) would like to thank Dr. Daniel Levin, Clinical Associate Professor for Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce grant, for sponsoring three TT students who attended the conference.

Left to right: Josephine Vallejo (biological sciences, '20); Michelle Njinguet (chemistry, '20); Pamela Tarectecan (biological sciences, '19); Anisha Campbell (Associate Director); and Damaries Blondonville (Prince George’s County Public Schools, TSL Senior Project Manager, Office of Talent Development)

Left to right: Josephine Vallejo (biological sciences, '20); Michelle Njinguet (chemistry, '20); Pamela Tarectecan (biological sciences, '19); Anisha Campbell (Associate Director); and Damaries Blondonville (Prince George’s County Public Schools, TSL Senior Project Manager, Office of Talent Development)