Local Science Teacher Chosen as Amgen-NSTA Fellow

 Local Science Teacher Chosen as Amgen-NSTA Fellow

Terri Slaughter, of Memphis, MO and a science teacher at Knox County R-1 High School was recently selected as an Amgen-NSTA Fellow in the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy.

Slaughter was chosen from hundreds of applications from across the country to participate in NSTA’s yearlong professional development fellowship program. One of four science teachers selected from Missouri, Ms. Slaughter will receive a comprehensive NSTA membership package, online mentoring with trained mentors who teach in the same discipline, and the opportunity to participate in a variety of web-based professional development activities, including web seminars. In addition, she will receive financial support to attend and participate in NSTA’s 2009 National Conference on Science Education in New Orleans.

Slaughter is the Physical Science and Chemistry teacher at Knox County High School. Ms. Slaughter is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Western Governor’s University. She has two children, Randi and Ryan, and stays busy with their sports and activities.