Presented with a new Introduction from Ellen Michalek, dear friend of Margaret and executive director of the Margaret O’Sullivan STEM Foundation:
What is the Margaret O’Sullivan STEM Foundation? We are a nonprofit organization operating under the NGSNavigators name to carry out the work that Margaret started.
NGS Navigators was founded by Margaret O’Sullivan in 2018. She had a passion for teaching science which led her to develop professional development for teachers K-12. She dove straight into the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) when they were released. She experienced, first hand, the positive transformations her students made with phenomena-based learning. This led her to become an active voice in the NGSS community. The NGS Navigators podcast became wildly popular as it provides relatable topics and endless resources for the science educator community.
We are at the one year mark when our founder and fearless leader Margaret O’Sullivan passed away. In her honor, the Margaret O’Sullivan STEM Foundation was started as a nonprofit to carry on the work she started and to continue providing new content and resources to the community of science educators.
As a way to introduce ourselves and our vision, we are replaying the podcast episode in which Todd Campbell interviews Margaret O’Sullivan, where you can get a feel for why she began NGS Navigators.
We have an extraordinary nonprofit board of directors including Jen Gutierrez, Wanda Bryant, and Todd Campbell, who have all been featured on our podcast. We also have Jared Leys our Operations Director who is helping make this project a reality. The team we have put together share the common goal of bringing informative NGSS content back to our community of science educators.
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