The Next generation teachers team
Arlene Friend, Middle School Science Teacher
Arlene currently teaches 7th and 8th grade integrated science in Las Vegas, NV where she also serves as the Science Department Chair. Arlene has collaborated with Inquiry Hub to design and implement phenomenon based storylines for high school biology in Denver Public Schools for the past seven years. Other teaching experience includes high school earth science, biology, IB biology, and anatomy and physiology. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado Denver. Arlene is currently working on becoming a National Board Certified teacher in Early Adolescence Science Instruction.
Kathryn Fleegal, secondary Science Teacher
Kathryn currently teaches physics and biology and coaches a team of middle and high school teachers at a grades 6-12 school in Denver, CO. Over the past twelve years, Kathryn has experience teaching middle school earth, life, physical, and integrated sciences as well as high school integrated physical-earth science, zoology, astronomy, and AP Environmental Science. Kathryn holds both an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences with a concentration in Geology and Planetary Sciences as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Kathryn is currently working on becoming a National Board Certified teacher in Early Adolescence Science Instruction.
Stephanie Bank, Middle School Science Teacher
Stephanie currently teaches integrated science for grades 6-8, algebra, geometry, and robotics in Pittsburgh, PA. Stephanie has previous experience teaching high school biology as well as middle school earth, life, physical, and integrated sciences. Stephanie has a degree in Biology from Metropolitan State University of Denver and is a graduate of the MSU Center for Urban Education program. When she isn't teaching or writing NGSS-aligned curriculum, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband, road tripping, and watching NHL hockey. Go Pens!