David R. Stronck is a Professor Teacher Education at the California State University, East Bay, where he specializes in teaching graduate seminars in science and health education, and in environmental education, and courses on teaching methods of science and health for secondary schools and for elementary schools. He is currently serving as the Co-Director of the Noyce Scholarship grant and as the Director of the East Bay Biotechnology Education Network. Dave earned his Ph.D. in Science Education at Oregon State University. He also has the M.S. in Biological Sciences and was tenured in Biology at Washington State University; he taught university-level biology courses for 8 years. Earlier in California, Dr. Stronck taught high-school chemistry for 8 years. He is the author of 8 books, contributed to 13 other books, is the sole author of 27 major articles, and the author of more than 100 other articles. He has directed grants for more than $2 million from the National Science Foundation, the U. S. Department of Education, and the Genentech Foundation for Biomedical Sciences. He has served in the elected office of Director of the Research Division of the National Science Teachers Association. He served as the Editor of State-wide journals for science teachers for ten years.
Debbie Clark is a Biotech/Biology teacher at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo. This is her 29th year at Arroyo. Working with biotech educators in the Bay Area, Debbie developed and implemented the biotech program at Arroyo in 2004-05. She has a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from the University of Missouri-Columbia and got her teaching credential at Cal State Hayward (East Bay). Debbie is married with two grown children and enjoys reading, cooking and traveling.
Elizabeth Lopez has worked with EBBENet since 2009 troubleshooting protocols and writing new curriculum. Elizabeth has been teaching at Granada High School in Livermore Ca. since 2005. While she still teaches some Biology, she spends most of her time teaching 2 years of upper division Biotechnology courses. She developed the 1st year of Biotechnology in 2007 and the2nd year of Biotechnology in 2008. Her courses are part of a Biotechnology Pathway at Granada High School that includes Biochemistry and many other upper division courses. Before becoming a teacher Elizabeth worked in the biotechnology industry for 6 years in a molecular biology lab for companies including Mendel Biotechnology and Illumina. She applies these skills to help develop labs that can be used to instruct high school students. Elizabeth has her Bachelors in Molecular and Cellular Biology from UCSC, and is currently pursuing her masters in Biology from Clemson University. She has completed several levels of the teacher education at LLNL and has participated in many workshops from the BABEP partnership. She was awarded the Excellence in teaching award in 2009 from Sandia National Laboratory. When she is not teaching she is at home with her husband, 2 kids, cat, dog, gecko, and pythons.
Sarah Allen Peddie
My Name is Sarah Allen Peddie. I have been teaching for 15 years. I am the Science Department Chair at Heritage High School in Brentwood, CA. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology and a Master's in Educational Technology. I have been teaching Biotechnology since 2002, I also teach Advanced Placement Biology and College Prep Biology. As a teach trainer for East Bay Bioscience Educators Network Resources, I have trained all the Biology Teachers in Liberty Union High School District. My educational philosophy is that all students can excel with a passionate and knowledgeable teacher.