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Cohort 5

Colleen Coleman-Jayne

EDUCATION • M.A. in Teaching

Lewis and Clark College • B.S. in Marine Biology University of Oregon

ENROLLED • Cohort 5

LOCATION • Evansville, Wis.

Colleen Coleman-Jayne is a caring and dedicated science educator. This year she will be starting her seventh year of teaching, working for Whitewater Unified School District in Whitewater, Wis. Colleen intended for her career to be in marine ecology research, but after an unexpected experience teaching outdoor education she dedicated part of her college career to exploring environmental education as a minor. Colleen took a course covering environmental education theory and practice, where she chose the Pacific Northwest intertidal ecosystem as the focus for developing curricula that would create an opportunity for local K-12 students to engage in high-level inquiry concerning intertidal ecosystems. While creating and implementing her curricula, she was fortunate to connect with established programs like NSF, GK-12, and South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, from which she garnered best-practice teaching techniques for delivering environment education in K-12 science education. Colleen has been using environmental education as the foundation for transforming high school science curricula. Now, Colleen feels compelled to advance her career by obtaining a Doctorate of Education in Sustainable Education at UW-Stevens Point in order to deliver best-practice teaching to her students by researching education methods that will advocate social equity, social justice, and scientific literacy.

UW-Stevens Point


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