2017 STEM Teacher Ambassador

Christine Herald
STEM Project Coordinator
Manhattan-Ogden USD – Manhattan East Campus
Manhattan, KS

Christine HeraldChristine Herald is a STEM project coordinator for the Manhattan-Ogden Unified School District in Kansas, where she researches and models how to integrate STEM into 5th and 8th grade classrooms. Herald also facilitates the STEM Summer Institute at Kansas State University, offering over 20 classes to more than 300 students throughout the month of June. Prior to her current position with the school district, Herald taught science, math, and computer science for more than 30 years in Kansas and Michigan. During that time, Herald received several state and national awards, including 2002 Kansas Master Teacher, the 2005 Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, and the 2013 Vernier/NSTA Technology Award. She had the opportunity to participate in several National Science Foundation-funded projects such as ITSI, Quark Net, and Fermi Lab Data Camp.

A dedicated NSTA member since 1978, Herald serves on NSTA’s middle level science teaching committee. She is also extremely active with other state and national organizations. She has been a member of the Kansas Association of Science Teachers since 1999 and served on the association’s board of directors from 2007-2010. She is also a member of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Division of Chemical Education, the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT), and Quark Net.

Herald has written several journal articles for NSTA's Science Scope, NMLSTA's Level Line, and the KATS newsletter. Her article in the national journal of Delta Kappa Gamma was the result of winning an international grant to allow her students to design and race junkyard cars. Besides sharing in journals, Herald has presented at several state and national conferences.

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