Inspired by the legacy of founder Margaret O’Sullivan, NGSNavigators will continue as a nonprofit dedicated to supporting K-12 science educators. This work will include the restart of the NGSNavigators Podcast.
Through your generous donations, we have reached our initial funding goal of $10,000! We will be making announcements soon about what comes next.
If you would still like to donate to NGSNavigators, we welcome your support below. Thank you!
How you can help:
We are asking you to help us raise $10,000 to launch this new version of NGSNavigators. These funds will go toward acquiring the brand and intellectual property that Margaret developed, and will directly provide support to her family.
You can donate to NGSNavigators online here.
Funds raised so far:
If you have any questions, please contact our executive director Ellen Michalek for more information.
To donate by check, please send to:
The Margaret O'Sullivan STEM Foundation, Inc.
c/o Ellen Michalek
3802 Monterey Circle
Algonquin, Il 60102
NGSNavigators was founded by Margaret O’Sullivan in 2018. Her passion for teaching science led her to develop a professional development program that is efficient, effective, and engaging for K-12 science educators. She soon became an active voice in the NGSS community and began a widely popular podcast and designing a course to help guide teachers in their journey to create their own effective NGSS lessons and units.
Margaret passed away in March 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer. The outpouring of love and support we saw from science educators following her tragic passing confirmed to us the immense impact that her work had on this community. Inspired by her legacy, we have decided to continue the work that Margaret started. We have reorganized NGSNavigators into a nonprofit in order to maximize our commitment to providing content and programs that best serve this amazing community.
Margaret developed the high-quality and much beloved NGSNavigators Podcast for science teachers, with interviews and insights from science education researchers, writers of NGSS, NGSS teachers, and scientists. This weekly podcast was a staple in the community of science educators and is an important part of Margaret's legacy. Because of this, we are committed to producing new episodes of the NGSNavigators podcast that will be informative about issues that impact teachers and reflect on real-life lessons taught in the classroom.
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