BrownMichelle_photoEquity Instructor, NAPE

Michelle Brown worked as a science teacher for 8 years and has been a STEM instructional coach for 2 years. Through her work she has written standards-aligned science curriculum for her middle and high school science classes, as well as for all middle school science teachers in the Austin Independent School District. As a NASA Galileo Educator Network fellow, she is trained in adapting curriculum to the Next Generation Science Standards and is committed to using models, observations and inquiry as foundations to STEM learning. Since 2013, Michelle has been developing online courses in STEM, including general science courses, a polar science course and equity courses. In 2011 and 2015, Michelle joined research teams in Antarctica as a PolarTREC teacher, where she engaged in cutting edge science, including the first untethered launch of ARTEMIS, an underwater robot and prototype for exploration of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa. For NAPE, Michelle works as a writer, project manager, and equity instructor.