I've been in science education for more than 35 years and am as passionate about science and technology education as I was when I first started teaching! I have been a middle school science teacher, a high school science teacher, a school administrator, a coach, a curriculum development director, and a science education writer (K-12). During my career, I have provided professional development, assessed classroom teaching, mentored teachers and student teachers, served on boards related to science education, served as national education spokesperson, and been recognized as a master teacher. I also have three adult children, all of whom are involved in education. Two of them are in science and technology education and one in education policy! Needless to say, education is a family vocation.
Throughout Eléonore's elementary and secondary school years, she was always redrawing diagrams from textbooks in order to them more understandable. It wasn’t until college that she learned this was an actual profession. In college she focused her studies on art and geology, at the graduate level she continued her interest in art and geology by getting a masters in science illustration. Before joining NSTA Eléonore worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, where she illustrated and catalogued collections. Because of her early experiences learning science, she has developed a genuine passion to make science accessible to all by taking seemingly complex science concepts and making them comprehensible and engaging.