From a nationwide pool of highly qualified teachers, Kelly Chaney was recently selected to be a member of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Science Scope Advisory Board. NSTA is the largest organization in the world for science professionals dedicated to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning. The organization publishes several professional journals monthly.
Science Scope is a magazine focused on the practice of teaching elementary science. Chaney will work with other Science Scope Advisory Board members to review manuscripts for inclusion in the NSTA Science Scope journal and make recommendations to the Editor concerning publication of the manuscripts. She will also assist the Editor in implementing publication policies and provide suggestions for future publication topics.
This is not the first time Chaney has served at the national level for NSTA. She served three years on the Professional Development Committee and later three years on the High School Committee.
Chaney is a National Board Certified Teacher in Science and has been a teacher in Arkansas for 25 years. She has a master’s degree in science education and a master’s degree in library science. She has been involved in summer research projects at Boston University, Cornell University, Washington and Lee University, and the U.S. Naval Academy. She also has extensive experience as a speaker on science topics and has been on the program for several national conventions. She is a former teacher at Cabot High School.
Kelly Chaney is the Master Teacher for UALRTeach, an innovative STEM teacher preparation program at UALR. The goal of UALRTeach is to recruit, train, and increase retention of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers, to increase the number and diversity of students seeking teacher certification, and to develop these students into teacher-leaders in their respective disciplines.
Call 501-683-7750 for more information about UALRTeach or NSTA.