Ashley Pereira is passionate and dedicated to STEM education, and has eight years experience as a STEM educator in varying capacities. From time as an inner-city middle and high school science teacher to curriculum and professional development, Ashley works with clients throughout the world and delights in sharing her passion and expertise to enhance STEM learning opportunities. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, and enjoying time outdoors with her beautiful family. Follow on her blog at http://careerinstem.com
CareerInSTEM believes in the potential of each and every child and educator to become a powerful agent of change within their community. Good instruction meets students where they are, and guides them to where they need to be through passion, innovation, and unrelenting dedication. CareerInSTEM resources are designed to equip teachers with the tools necessary to promote a love of learning in the hearts of their students, inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders, creators, and innovators.
Ashley has made recognized contributions to the field of STEM education, including featured publications, academic papers, and presentations at local, state, and national conferences regarding her innovative approach to K-12 STEM career exploration and preparation.
In addition to a budding professional career, Ashley's educational background is also deeply rooted in excellence in STEM education. She hold a BS degree from the University of Connecticut, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010, earning a spot among the merely 25% of US female college graduates earning degrees in science. In 2012 she earned her MS degree in Secondary Education (Science Concentration) from Eastern Connecticut State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Through coursework at both universities, Ashley obtained the skills necessary to be a well-rounded 21st Century educator, such as the incorporation of technology into the classroom, science content knowledge, differentiation, inquiry-based learning, and standards-based lesson planning.
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