Michelle Brand Buchanan, MAT, NBCT
Michelle Brand Buchanan is the Assistant Director for UALRTeach. Michelle has a BS in Education from the University of North Texas and a MAT from Louisiana College. She taught 14 years in junior high science in Texas and Louisiana and three years at Louisiana College. She has traveled all over the world to bring various experiences back to her classroom: from Antarctica to The Galapagos Islands. Her use of scientific data in the classroom and teaching styles has brought numerous state and national awards, among them include the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for National Excellence in K-8 Science Teaching, American Star of Teaching award, PBS Creative Teaching National Award, and Antarctica Service Medal of the United Sates of America. Michelle is National Board Certified in Early Adolescence Science.
Kelly Chaney is the Master Teacher in the UALRTeach program.Â She has a BSE in vocational education from the University of Arkansas, a MSE in science education from UALR, and a MLS from University of Central Arkansas and has been teaching science in public schools for 25 years.Â Chaney has been a Fulbright Memorial Fellow to Japan and has been a summer researcher at Cornell University, the Naval Academy, Boston University, Washington and Lee and University of Oklahoma.Â She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescence/Young Adult Science and has extensive training in the use of inquiry methods in science education.
Kasi Spenser is the Administrative Assistant for UALRTeach.
Tony Hall, Ph.D., Co-Director from College of Arts, Letters and Sciences
Gail Hughes, Ph.D., Co-Director from College of Education and Health Professions