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Mindy Bell - Science Teacher

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2000 to present  Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, Flagstaff, Arizona.  Teach high school Biology, Chemistry and AP Environmental Science.

1998 – 2000  Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Northern Arizona University,  Flagstaff, Arizona. Taught Elementary- and Secondary-level Science Methods courses; designed and conducted professional development workshops for educators.

1993 – 1998  Logan City School District, Logan, Utah. Taught Biology, Earth Systems, and Marine Science at Logan High School; advised MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Club for under-represented minorities and women on campus.

1980 – 1992  Taught at two schools in Colorado and two in Alaska.


Secondary science teaching certificates for the States of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, and Utah.


Master of Arts in Teaching, Biology Education:

1986  University of Washington, Seattle. Multidisciplinary study in science and education; research on pigment changes in algal species in association with water depth

Bachelor of Arts, Biology:

1980  Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota. Liberal arts education; Biology major; secondary science teaching certification

Professional Development Credits:

2010 Princeton University - Molecular Biology Program for Teachers

2010  GK-12 Fellowship, Northern Arizona University, AZ, 80 hours

2009  AP Biology Workshop, Carleton College, MN, 40 hours

2009  GK-12 Fellowship, Northern Arizona University, AZ, 80 hours

1980 – 2008  Many additional professional development credits in a wide-variety of science and  education subjects.


2008 - 2010  GK-12 Program funded by the National Science Foundation

2008  Polar Connections: Grant to attend global climate change workshop, U. of Massachusetts

2007 PolarTREC Award: National Science Foundation research in Antarctica

2003 Toyota TAPESTRY Award: Funded the “Coyote Springs Restoration and Education Project”; $10,000 award for an environmental science project with high school students

2003 “Thanks 2 Teachers” Award from Flagstaff’s Channel 2 network

1999 GLOBE - NAN (Native American Network) Higher Education Eisenhower Grant

1994 American Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Awarded one of 35 nation-wide fellowships to participate in molecular biology research at Utah State University