Mindy Bell - Science Teacher
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.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
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