Life of the School Podcast: The Podcast for Biology Teachers
About This Show
This is the podcast created by Biology Teacher Aaron Mathieu from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Massachusetts. Each episode, I will sit down with a different life science teacher and talk about his or her path to the classroom, work in the classroom, and hopes and dreams for the future.
Most Recent Episode
LOTS Episode 36 - Jen Pfannerstill
Jen is the scientist-in-residence and Science Department faculty member at North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, Illinois. She has been teaching a range of life science courses, including AP Biology, at the high school level since 1996. Jen advises students in an Advanced Open Research Course, a capstone course focusing on authentic faculty-mentored research in the sciences. As scientist-in-residence, she works to promote an appreciation and understanding of science at a cross-curricular level among students from PK–12 and within the greater North Shore community.
Jen is currently co-chair of the AP Biology Development Committee. She has given numerous presentations at national conferences on how to incorporate quantitative inquiry-based instruction and assessment in the redesigned AP Biology curriculum. She serves as the high school science director of the Illinois Science Teachers Association and on the Introductory Biology Taskforce of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). She has served as an AP Biology Reader, Table Leader, Assistant to the Chief Reader, and Exam Leader. For her efforts in both the classroom and in the biology community, she was awarded both the NABT Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for Illinois and the Illinois Science Teachers Association Exxon Mobil Outstanding Teachers of Science Award in 2014.