Category Archives: Teachers

July 26th, 2020 by 
Meet the Teacher: Mary Martin, PhD Mary Martin, PhD has a BA and an MA English from the City University of New York at Queens College, and a PhD from New York University’s School of Teaching and Learning. Mary spent several decades as a professional writer and editor, contributing to over two dozen nonfiction books in the fields of personal science and education. She worked with The Princeton Review for over a decade preparing young people and adults for standardized tests such as the PSAT, SAT, LSAT, and GMAT, and created curricula for several organizations that train adults for professional …
July 10th, 2020 by 
Meet the Teacher: Alycia Wright, M.Ed. Alycia Wright, M.Ed. is a former public teacher of ten plus years turned homeschooling mother of the last 7 years. She holds a Masters of Education with an emphasis on Special Education and Gifted Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. In the public schools, Alycia taught US History, Civics, and speciality classes such as Wilson Reading for students with reading disabilities, as well a math club for students with Dyscalculia, all at the middle school level. Alycia is the founder and director of Cultural Roots Homeschool Cooperative in Richmond, Virginia. This co-op specifically focuses on history …
June 30th, 2020 by 
Meet the Teacher: DR. SABRINA WEISS Dr. Sabrina Weiss specializes in developing theoretical models that represent the ethical and social dimensions of issues at the intersection of science, technology, and society.  Topics of interest include gender and sexuality, discourse theory, bodies and cyborgs, bioethics, food ethics, and innovative pedagogies, as well as the institutional and change dimensions affecting those areas. Dr. Weiss earned a B.S. from Stanford’s Science, Technology, and Society program, an M.S. in Bioethics from Albany Medical College, and a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a former U.S. Naval Officer (ROTC) …
June 30th, 2020 by 
Meet the Teacher: Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason has a Ph.D. in English with an emphasis on rhetoric and composition. She has more than a decade of teaching experience including six years of full-time college experience. She has designed workshops and classes for elementary, middle, and high school students and is a homeschooling mom of two. Her passions include pop culture, moral philosophy, essay writing, and reading skills. She designs classes that take a multi-disciplinary, integrated reading-writing approach to make sure learners have context and purpose for everything they create. During her time as an English professor, Michelle specialized …
June 30th, 2020 by 
Meet the Teacher: Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT Samantha Matalone Cook, MAT,  is an educator, historian, writer, maker, and speaker. She has almost three decades of experience in education, program development, and the arts and is a dedicated mentor and lifelong learner. She has a BA in Humanities with an emphasis in Medieval History and Archaeology, and an MAT from the George Washington Graduate School of Education and Human Development, specializing in Museum Education. As an educator, Samantha has worked with both small and large organizations to create educational programming that centers and connects the learner to concepts and skills. She …
June 30th, 2020 by 
Meet the Teacher: Blair Lee, M.S. Science, Project-Based Learning, & More When teaching at her local community college, Blair found that many of her students were lacking in basic foundational science upon entering college. She believes science can be and should be taught from the beginning of a child’s education. She began working with her own son and his friends on methods of teaching science concepts usually reserved for high school or college students. The results of her research, teaching, and writing are concept-rich, hands-on courses that engage young people’s minds and lay a firm foundation of science concepts. Blair …