Tori Engel credits having great science teachers for igniting her love of science. Specifically, she remembers a sixth-grade teacher who got her involved in a science fair.
Engel taught science for five years, most recently in O’Fallon, Illinois. And while, she loved being in the classroom she felt the position at the ISP allowed her to be more impactful, especially helping teachers transition to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
“I’ve been involved with the NGSS at the state level, and I think it’s a great way to teach kids,” she said. “Being able to write quality curriculum for teachers is something I’m really excited about. Supporting teachers is awesome!”
Engel joins a busy curriculum development team that has worked tirelessly to expand many ISP initiatives, including taking mySci from a K-5 to a K-8 science curriculum program, and delivering professional development to hundreds of St. Louis area teachers.