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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Directors at Large
Michael "Mike" Koenig
HS Science Teacher (17 yrs)
Undergraduate Geology Instructor (7 yrs)
I was told, as a graduate student, that every science is an Earth Science. ESS is the one science subject that includes all of the others. Being an ESS teacher/instructor allows me to combine as many branches of the natural sciences as I can into my classroom. Nothing says 'hands-on' education like ESS. ESS is best learned through the soles of your shoes, not the seat of your pants!
MS Science Teacher (8yrs)
2019 Outstanding ES Teacher - Southeast Section
2020 NSTA Robert E. Yager Excellence in Teaching Award
Having felt lost as a student when it came to science class, I actively work to show all students that they can be successful WHILE enjoying science.
ES, Environmental, Chemistry Teacher
2019 SC ES-Teacher of the Year
Earth is the only rock we have to live on! We need to understand it in order to take care of it
High School STEM Capstone, Marine Science, Biology, Physics, Physical Science (16 yrs)
2018 Outstanding ES Teacher - Far Western Section
Mother Earth. Out of respect for what she provides and nourishes all living & nonliving things, I'm constantly amazed at the multifaceted layers and intricacies of interconnectivity of what surrounds us... Komohana (West) where the sun enters the horizon... welcoming knowledge of place...
HS Science Teacher
DIG Texas Blueprints - Lead teacher intern, contributor, website manager
Earth, Wind & Fire (OnRamps) contributor - University of Texas—Austin
Native Austinite, a ranch child in western Travis County—many trips to different places instilled a passion for anything “geology” & the knowledge I would always be a geologist
Historian / Awards
Grand Old Man of NESTA
My 8th grade science teacher (Mr. Fox) instilled in me a love for earth science, and I attempted to follow his example. Dr. Robert Yager, past president of NSTA, was my mentor and showed me that service within the science education profession was within my reach
Professional Development Committee
Oro Valley, AZ
Education Specialist, Vera C. Rubin Observatory
HS & part time college teacher (38 yrs)
Developing free online interactive astronomy activities (authentic data) for Rubin Observatory
Past President of NESTA & MESTA
Built/used radio telescopes w/ students—Radio Astronomy team (RATs)
Professional Development (30+ years)
I'm an amateur astronomer with a Geology degree, so I love all things Earth & sky.
MS & HS Science Teacher (16 yrs)
Applied Aquatic Science/Environmental Systems
CC Adjunct geology instructor
2016 Outstanding ES Teacher—Texas
Curriculum developer—NSF-funded DIG Texas Blueprints project
Sitting at the Grand Canyon, still reminiscing on the wonders of ES
Director of Membership
Geology & Astronomy
I enjoyed all of the ESs since I was a child & knew whatever career choice I made, it would have to be in the ESs.
Director of ES Diversity & Equity
I became an Earth Science educator because I have a passion & love for Earth Science that is uncommon in my community
The Earth Scientist Editor
Iowa City, Iowa
Program Manager—NASA & NOAA education (18 yrs)
Designer/manager—NASA Explorer School
NOAA National Ocean Service Education Coordinator
NOAA Planet Stewards project lead
A foundation of knowledge in ESS is critical for all of Planet Earth's citizens. The more recent emphasis for these disciplines in NGSS is an opportunity to engage more K-12 students. Teaching & learning, especially the ESS are a lifelong passion for me and I hope to spark that in others
Facebook Group Moderator
HS Science Teacher (24 yrs)
ES, Physics, Engineering, Robotics
Einstein Fellow - Washington DC, NSF Geoscience Directorate
PolarTREC Teacher\Researcher, Ross Ice Shelf Antarctica
NAGT Earth Science Teacher of the Year
I have a passion for both understanding Earth systems that underlie massive datasets being produced, as well as encouraging/guiding development of curricula & best practices that help push forward a positive legislative educational agenda