Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Monterey's Justine Ophanon returns home as a science teaching fellow

Justine Ophanon, a 2007 graduate of Monterey High, was recently named as a member of the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation's 2013 cohort of Teaching Fellows.

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation is dedicated to improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States. Designed specifically to develop beginning teachers into teacher leaders, the five-year Teaching Fellowships offer support and guidance as fellows embark on the credentialing process and their teaching careers.

After graduating from Monterey High, Justine earned a bachelor’s degree in aquatic biology and a master's degree in education, both from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Justine remembers days spent at the Monterey Bay Aquarium as inspiration for her chosen career. In the fall, she will begin teaching Earth Science at Seaside High School. For more information about Justine or the fellowship, click here.

Welcome back, Justine! 

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