Science Educator Team

In connection with the development of educational products, the YPOP team is proud to acknowledge a collaboration with the following education specialists from around the nation.

Marion J. French

Dr. French is an assistant professor of elementary science education at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. She has significant experience in curriculum development working with both NSF Operation Physics and NSF Operation Primary Physical Science. She also has 15 years of public school teaching experience at the elementary/middle school level and is actively involved with electronic and distance learning strategies.

Keith Goering

Keith Goering is a high school physics teacher in Chanute, Kansas. Mr. Goering has 27 years teaching experience in physics, mathematics, and computer science. He is internationally recognized for his work in the planetarium field including the design and fabrication of a planetarium for his high school building.

Donna Governor

Donna Governor is a 5th grade alternate education, drop-out prevention, and technology teacher at Hallmark Elementary School, Pensacola, Florida.

Claudia Khourey-Bowers

Dr. Khourey-Bowers is the science curriculum specialist for Canton City Schools, Conton, Ohio, and the project director of Grassroots Science,a large NSF-funded teacher enhancement program designed for elementary and middle school educators. She had taught eleven years at the secondary level prior to working in curriculum.

Elizabeth Roettger

Dr. Roettger is an astronomer at Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Roettger has been working as an educational outreach specialist, exhibit designer, and Internet webmaster for Adler Planetarium for three years. Prior to joining the staff at Adler, she worked at JPL researching comets and conducting teacher enhancement projects.

Joann Watson

Joann Serquina Watson teaches multi-age, upper elementary grades at the Wilson Science and Technology Magnet School in Bozeman, Montana.

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