Our team is excited to help parents, teachers, and students during this time of e-learning and beyond.
Schedule a one-to-one video conference with one of our specialists to get your questions answered, ideas generated, and energy pumped!
Dr. Angela Rowley, Director of State and Federal Educator Outreach
Angela is the Director of State and Federal Educator Outreach. She has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has worked for 23 years as a teacher, principal, and district leader. Mrs. Rowley’s expertise is in differentiation, interdisciplinary teaching, and equity work. She is happy to help in any content area.
Allison Albert, Curriculum Writer and Professional Development Specialist
Allison received a Master’s degree in Medical Science from Hampton University and her Bachelor in Biology from the Xavier University of Louisiana. Allison has a strong medical science background. Her course expertise includes General and Organic Chemistry, General Biology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, and Anatomy and Physiology at both the college and high school levels over the last 13 years. She has a strong desire to help teachers increase student engagement in their courses both face to face and virtually.
Cassandra Armstrong, Curriculum Writer, and Professional Development Specialist
Cassandra received a Master’s degree in Science Education from Northeastern Oklahoma State University with a Specialization in STEM Leadership from the NASA Endeavor Program. Her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Michigan State University. Cassandra has taught Biology, Physics, and Chemistry at the high school level.
Lindsey Herlehy, Curriculum Writer and Professional Development Specialist
Lindsey Herlehy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Middle Childhood Education and Master of Education in Educational Administration from Arizona State University. She received her National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Math in 2014. Lindsey is passionate about providing all students with thought-provoking, integrative, and interactive educational opportunities. She is skilled in STEAM Learning, Educational Assessment, Secondary Education, Curriculum Development, and Mathematics.
David Hernandez, Curriculum Writer, and Professional Development Specialist
David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in physics and economics from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Aurora University. He taught bilingual mathematics and physics for 15 years and has been writing a hands-on, cutting-edge, innovative k-12 curriculum for the past 5 years impacting numerous educators statewide. David’s specialty is to create real-world models in order for a student to understand and assimilate specific concepts. Additionally, I am creating a STEM curriculum in Spanish.
Dr. Kelly Remijan, Sr. Curriculum Writer and Professional Development Specialist
Kelly has a passion for teaching and a love for mathematical connections. Previously, Kelly was a high school mathematics teacher for 23 years and an adjunct math education professor at McKendree University. Kelly was a National Board Certified teacher, selected as a Milken National Teacher Award Winner, and selected as a teacher ambassador to Japan as part of the Fulbright Memorial Fund Program. She would love to assist teachers who would like help or would want to simply brainstorm ideas/strategies regarding K-12 math and digital learning tools.
Dr. Nicole Ross, Curriculum Writer, and Professional Development Specialist
Nicole received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Neuroscience at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD., and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a focus on Chemistry from North Carolina State University. Nicole’s career began in academic research before moving into the field of education. She has worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Community College level and has taught a variety of science courses at the high school level. Her educational passion at IMSA is in STEM integration, elementary through high school levels.
Peg Steffen, NGSS Curriculum Writer, and Professional Development Specialist
Peg has been a science educator at the middle, high school, and college levels in all sciences. She was an education program manager for NASA Education and served as the education coordinator for NOAA’s National Ocean Service where she led a development team that provided web-based products and professional development for educators. She has been a climate educator for many years in the United States and served with the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam to promote climate education.
Patrick Young, Curriculum Writer, and Professional Development Specialist
Patrick earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. As an engineer for McDonnell Douglas Space Systems, he managed the development of hardware systems that flew on 18 STS missions. After completing an M.Ed. in Secondary Education with a broad-spectrum science certification, Patrick entered the high school classroom and spent the next 13 years teaching students astronomy, biology, chemistry, and AP physics.
Karina Villarreal, Educator Innovation Program Specialist
Karina has received her B.S. in Chemistry from the Northern Illinois University. After working with an afterschool kids science program for 4 years, she found a passion for making STEM topics a fun and approachable experience for kids. Now she brings that same energy to the Educator Innovation team with the goal to support teachers as they participate in professional development and curriculum programs at IMSA.