Teacher Writer Spotlight: Susan G. Galvan

Posted by Lesly Gregory on August 23, 2021

It’s all about the science for Susan G. Galvan. Not only has she worked in science education practically her whole career, but she also loves analyzing data. You can’t get more scientific than that!

Susan G. GalvanRetired from teaching, Galvan is currently a science consultant in Texas. Her previous roles range from high school science teacher to science fair coordinator, science curriculum specialist, and more.

Having recently joined the STEMscopes team, Galvan is excited about all the work she gets to do. “I love all the different strategies we use to reach every learner,” she says. A true team player, her nominating colleague calls Galvan a “superb asset for the high school science writing team.” It’s her attention to detail, creativity, writing skills, and overall enthusiasm for the work that makes her such a valuable contributor to STEMscopes.

Galvan infuses her work with passion, but still has plenty left over when it comes to family. As the mom of two “wonderful sons and daughters-in-law,” she loves that her family is big and boisterous. According to Galvan, holidays are never boring with her crew.

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Math Teacher Writer Highlight: Steve Baker

Posted by Richard Kingham on August 19, 2021

Steve Baker writes for STEMscopes Math on the go. After teaching elementary math and science for years, Baker and his wife packed up his RV and hit the road with their two sons. In between homeschooling their children and traversing the country, Baker can be found pouring his knowledge into our curriculum.

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Teacher Writer Spotlight: Danielle Porterfield

Posted by Lesly Gregory on July 27, 2021

New to science writing, Danielle Porterfield is making an impression with her commitment to tackle new things. She puts passion and skill into every aspect of her work. Whether it’s with STEMscopes, or as a high school chemistry teacher, she's on it.

Danielle Porterfield“I have always wanted to get involved in content design and curriculum writing, so this was the perfect opportunity for me to work toward that goal,” says Porterfield. She began working with STEMscopes after the science instructional coach in her district brought it to her attention. Porterfield likes the work because so much “love and dedication” goes into each component for both teachers and students.

Staff, fellow writers, and the process itself have all allowed Porterfield to grow tremendously. The experience has proven to be both memorable and enjoyable, and she can’t wait to see the final product.

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Teacher Writer Spotlight: Stephanie Even

Posted by Merritt Moses on June 21, 2021

Stephanie Even has been with STEMscopes since June of 2017, making this her fourth year with the curriculum writing team! And we are so grateful to have her with us.

Stephanie Even Profile pictureBefore joining STEMscopes, Stephanie was a fourth- and fifth-grade science and math teacher for Cy-Fair ISD, located in northwest Houston. Her teaching experience combined with her education background (she earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Service and an Alternative Certification to teach in Texas) make her a standout addition to the curriculum team.

What Stephanie most enjoys about STEMscopes is that it enables her to stay connected to family life and work from home while staying involved in the education field. Finding that type of work was one of her personal goals when she took a break from teaching, and soon after, she learned about the STEMscopes summer writing program from a friend.

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Teacher Writer Spotlight: Katy Grose

Posted by Merritt Moses on May 14, 2021

After teaching fifth-grade science for over six years, in addition to teaching multiple other subjects to third-, fifth-, and sixth-graders in a self-contained classroom, Katy Grose has become an expert in creating and writing curricula that engages students.

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Currently an art teacher for grades K-4, Katy has worked jointly with STEMscopes for six years. One of her colleagues tells us that “Katy has been writing for us for some time now, and there’s never a task that she can't handle. She is thorough and quick. She works with multiple grade levels and has a creative, fun-loving side that shows in everything she writes, as well as through her interaction with others. She is a hard worker who is dedicated to writing lessons that are best for students.”

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