GK-12 Teachers

Ms. Jerrin Martus ~ 8th Grade~ Ocean Bay Middle School

I have been teaching science for eleven years beginning as a high school biology teacher in Maryland where I grew up. I attended college in Towson, Maryland where I received a B.S. in Biology and then received my M.A.T. from Johns Hopkins University. When I moved to North Carolina eight years ago I taught one year at the high school level and then taught middle school students part-time at a private school. I decided to try teaching public middle school and this is my fifth year teaching eighth grade middle school in Horry County and my second year at Ocean Bay Middle school.

I believe it is important for middle school students to know how scientists work and make connections to real scientists. I am so glad that I have GK-12 scientist in my class to serve as a role model in the classroom for an entire year. Secondary science needs more immersion of real science and having a scientist in class that my students can talk to and work with makes science more relevant and could inspire more students to see science as fun and a possible future career choice.

Ms. Tina Oshima

I started my teaching career in high school but after moving to the middle school level found that middle school is where I was meant to be. I have taught middle school students science for the past 31 years and am currently teaching seventh grade science at Forestbrook Middle School. I graduated from Clemson with a B.S. in Secondary Science Teaching and a MEd from USC in Science Teaching. In 2002 I had the distinction of becoming National Board Certified. I feel it is an honor and a privilege to be part of the GK12 program. Having a scientist in my classes brings richness to the learning that is hard to find. The real world experiences and resources engage the students and provide a positive role model for science careers.

Ms. Aundrea Rue ~ Carolina Forest High School

As a 10th year teacher, I am so honored to participate in the GK-12 Fellowship Program and work with Beckett to incorporate his research into my curriculum. He is a great role model for my students to emulate, and I am sure they will be positively impacted by the time they spend with him. I absolutely LOVE teaching science and sharing that passion with my students, whom I also LOVE. I currently teach Marine Science and Anatomy & Physiology, and am looking forward to all of the learning that will be going on in my classroom throughout this year.

Originally I am from Pittsburgh, PA, but I’ve called Myrtle Beach home for the last 14 years. I am a proud alumnus of Coastal Carolina University. I have a B.S. in Biology and a M.A.T. in Teaching Secondary Science. I enjoy traveling to learn more about my subject matter, and have been to sea in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico on scientific research cruises, as well as many teacher workshops and conferences, from South Carolina to California.

Ms. Tammie Bazen ~ Myrtle Beach High School

I am currently in my 19th year of teaching. I received my teaching degree from Marshall University. I am certified to teach both high school science (all areas) and middle school science. I taught middle school for 10 years. I also served as the district science learning specialist for grades K-12 for Horry County Schools for two years. I have been teaching at Myrtle Beach high school for the past 6 years.

I have been nationally board certified for the past 13 years. I am also GT certified and Mentor certified. I have my master’s degree in technology education from Lesley University, and I have received my +30 hours in mathematics. I am also certified in AP Biology.

It has been my pleasure to serve as a GK-12 Teacher for the past two years. I worked with Jessica Conway in 2012-2013, and I am currently working with Samuel Buzuleciu. The experience has been amazing. I have learned so much from the GK-12 fellows and their research. It is always great to get a fresh, new prospective on several topics of study. The students have also enjoyed having the GK-12 fellows in the classroom. They are always excited to have them present their lessons and contribute their ideas. They have also enjoyed hearing about her research adventures.

I feel that science knowledge is critical in all areas of society and the most valuable subject when examining our future. Science is always changing, and it is so important that science teachers keep learning and growing as educators. It is important that you love what you do, and that you love what you teach. I am fascinated by all of the science around me, and I think that my students can feel my passion for science. I am excited to teach them all that I know. I think that you need to be able to turn students on to science and to invoke curiosity.

Ebony Livingston ~ Loris Middle School

I have taught middle school science for the previous fourteen years, and I love teaching this age group. I currently teach eighth grade science at Loris Middle School and am extremely grateful for the opportunity to once again participate in the Gk-12 program this year.

I earned my bachelor degree in Elementary Education from Coastal Carolina University. I also have a Master’s degree in Technology Education from Lesley University and a Master’s degree in Instructional Accommodations for Learning Disabilities from Francis Marion University.

The knowledge and expertise of the process of science in the real world that my graduate teaching fellow ,Amy Grogan, brings to the classroom is an amazing learning experience for the students. The integration of her research helps to peak my students’ curiosity while motivating them to learn. I am glad my students get that experience this school year. I feel exposing students to real scientists, doing real science and observing how they use technology and inquiry skills in their research is essential to creating lifelong science learners and this is why I feel honored to be a part of the GK-12 program.

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