Erin Dukeshire teaches middle school science at Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School. Working to ensure the success of the school’s turnaround process, Erin is a member of the school’s Turnaround Teacher Team (T3) and the leader of the K-8 science team. An advocate of science education, Erin teaches for the Orchard Gardens Summer Learning Program on the Boston Harbor Islands and has advised scientists and visual artists on Canopy in the Clouds, a web-based, multimedia platform for K-12 earth and life science education.
Previously, Erin taught science at the Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School in Boston and served in the Miami-Dade Public School system as a member of Teach for America. In the fall of 2010, Erin was selected as an Education Champion for NBC’s Education Nation and takes part in the annual summit for teachers, education advocates, and policy leaders at Rockefeller Center. Erin recently earned an MA in Teaching from Simmons College and holds a BA in Spanish and Biology from Bowdoin College.
October 05, 2011 / Erin Dukeshire
Whether or not you are a teacher, you probably have a sense of what it means to have a “teacher voice.”
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