Carrie Bashaw

Carrie BashawCarrie Bashaw was first introduced to scientific inquiry during the latter part of her 21 year teaching career. She quickly learned to leverage this strategy to enhance student learning and motivation - especially with her Special Education students.

Ms. Bashaw earned her BA degree in Business Administration, AA degree in accounting, MA degree in Geography, and holds teaching certificates in Social Studies and Special Education.

She has taught for 17 years in the public school system, during summers in private schools, and 4 years at the university level. At the high school Grades 9-12 level, she has taught Special Education Physical, Environmental, and General Science; Art; Geography; Marine Biology; mathematics; U.S. History; World History; and General Education Chemistry and Physical Science. Her university teaching positions include an adjunct professorship during which she taught Human Geography. She also served as mentor of students for state science bowls.

Ms. Bashaw presented papers at the National Science Teachers Association’s National Conference on Science Education in Boston, MA in 2008 and Philadelphia, PA in 2010. 

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