Kerryane Monahan is a National Board Certified Teacher of Biology with degrees in Pyschology, Neurobiology, and Educational Leadership. Over a decade of teaching at both a large, highly diverse, Title I, urban high school and a small, independent prep academy give her a unique perspective on education in America. As a teacher leader she focuses on weaving environmental themes across science disciplines and creatively using technology to support student learning and engagement. As a former research scientist, Kerryane believes in the power of doing science and advocates for appropriate funding and professional development to support science educators in embedding innovative laboratory programs. Kerryane presents regularly at state and national conferences and works as a consultant for schools, districts and publishing companies. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, developed an intervention strategy for building literacy through science, and has been awarded several STEM grants. A committed philanthropist, Dr. Monahan sits on several foundation boards with a focus on science education and creating authentic science learning opportunities for all students.