September 2012 PAESTAR

This month, we recognize Eilisha "Joy" Bryson, a sixth grade science teacher at Meredith School in Philadelphia.  In the past year alone, Joy has engaged with several projects at the leadership level, from serving as a co-instructor of a teacher workshop at the Franklin Institute to serving as a Teacher Leader at Penn State's Earth Space Science Partnership summer workshop in plate tectonics.  One example where Joy has make a valuable contribution to Earth science instruction is by taking a classic classroom exercise, "Discovering Plate Boundaries," then sharing her modified approach to implementing this exercise (the original exercise and Joy's modifications can be viewed on the PAESTA website).  Joy is even starting the school year teaching Earth science in her classroom!

Congratulations, Joy - you are clearly a PAESTAR!