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K. Michael Hibbard, Ph.D.

Michael earned a B.S. in biology from the University of Kansas, a M.S. in biology from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. in science education from Cornell University. He has taught elementary and high school science, served as a high school principal, and is now the Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Region 15 Middlebury and Southbury, Connecticut, where he leads a successful ten-year effort to improve student performance on national, state, and local tests and performance assessments. Mike writes and consults on the topics of performance-based learning and assessment and long-term change.

Monica Neagoy

Monica Neagoy has been teaching mathematics and innovative teaching strategies to pre-K­12 teachers at Georgetown University since 1985. She designs, directs, and teaches workshops on a host of topics and approaches. In addition, she provides services to public and private schools in the Washington, D.C. area, including one-time workshops for teachers, interactive presentations for students, and district-wide teacher education programs on math reform. She has a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Maryland. Her exposure to many cultures, her mastery of several languages, and her professional involvement in the arts and sciences provide her with a unique perspective on teaching and learning.

Mary Neuman

Mary Neuman is the project director of the Math/Science Fellows program at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Brown University. She has extensive experience teaching Chemistry, Biology, Physical Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Science at the elementary, secondary, and university levels. Dr. Neuman co-authored the book titled Teaching the Gifted and Talented in the Science Classroom, wrote a monograph titled Investigations: Integrating Curriculum and Changing Teaching Practice in Math and Science for the AISR's Writing Within School Reform Series, and helped to shape a documentary and write the facilitator's guide to accompany the video Learning Science and Math Together.

Judith (Jude) Pelchat

Jude is a non-practicing agronomist (Ph.D., Purdue University) who, since August, 1997, has worked as a Senior Associate in professional development at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Brown University. Since 1988, Jude served as a consultant for the Coalition of Essential Schools and focused her efforts most intensively within the Math/Science Fellows Project directed by Mary Neuman. Jude's career has consisted of a mixture of teaching and research. Her teaching experience has included biological sciences and environmental sciences in secondary schools, soil science at the university level, and theatre arts at a suburban high school; her research experience has been in renal research and agronomic research. Jude's primary interest is exploring alternatives in the teaching of secondary sciences and mathematics.


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