Professional Biography of Selene Willis
Selene Willis is an alumna of Pace University where she received a MST in Adolescent Science Education. She has been a science educator for 6 years working with public & private school students from grades 5-12. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from The school of Agriculture and Sciences at Virginia Tech with Minors in Business and Chemistry. Her current interests center around cognitive studies of the adolescent mind, promoting diversity in independent schools, middle school STEAM education initiatives, creating curricula for middle school science, differentiated instruction at all levels, & improving science teacher education.
Currently, Selene is finishing her 1st year as a 5th grade Science teacher at Shorecrest Preparatory School in Saint Petersburg Florida. Additionally she serves as a newly appointed 5th Grade Level Dean (read about it). She is a member of the Diversity Committee and coaches Middle School Cheerleading. She is an active member of several professional organizations including NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) and FSTA (Florida Science Teachers Association).
Outside of the classroom, Selene owns and operates and online confectionary Concierge Confections By Selene where she shares delicious confections with her clients. She also blogs about her baking on her word press site The Baked Scientist. In March 2015 Selene was accepted as a Doctoral Student at the University of South Florida where she plans to focus on Curriculum and Science Instruction.