Angela has over fifteen years of experience teaching and working in urban schools, with a focus on developing inclusive, science learning environments for all students. She recieved her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2017 with certificates in Science Education and Urban Education. Currently, Angela develops and facilitates sustained, professional learning programs to support science teachers in equitable implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. Program topics include leveraging student funds-of-knowledge to investigate observable, natural phenomena, and to position students as the generators of science knowledge.
Angela works with many teachers across the United States to promote equity in science during NGSS curriculum implementation, and belives strongly in the importance of sustained, multi-year research-practice relationships to support district K-12 science reform. Her focus through the Next Gen PBL Initiative is to foster district capacity to sustain and grow reforms based on their needs. Angela’s research interests are in science teacher learning, equity in science, and Indigenous science knowledge.