Shannon Hudson

Shannon Sullivan Hudson
Tuttle Middle School
Crawfordsville, Indiana

Education
1983- 1988: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana; education major
1998-2000: Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis, Indiana; curriculum and
instruction, was selected class Leadership Award Recipient

Teaching Experience
1988-1990: Kokomo Schools, Kokomo, Indiana; Teacher of At-Risk Students (sixth,
seventh and eighth grade, math reading and science)
1990-present: Crawfordsville Schools, Crawfordsville, Indiana, science, health and reading teacher
Professional Memberships/ Activities
Master Naturalist, Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. board member, Indiana Middle Level Education Association president, Montgomery County Historical Society board member, Project Leaning Tree (PLT) trainer, NASA Heliophysics Science Teacher Ambassador, Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County president
Awards
2012 National Vernier Technology Award; Health Physics National Science George Eicholtz teacher of the year, 2010; Biocrossroads Award; Indiana Computer Educators Teacher of the Year, 2006; Lilly Teacher Creativity Grant to study the Underground Railroad, 2003


Statement of educational philosophy and key goals:

When I began teaching in 1988, my philosophy of learning and teaching was very simple- students learn best by doing. Over the years, that hasn’t changed. I am a complete advocate for problem-based learning as the backbone for any science classroom. Present the students with a real-world problem, step back, and watch amazing things happen. The ultimate outcome for all my students is to ensure they can think for themselves, critically evaluate situations, and be able to problem solve when they leave my classroom; all skills being applicable to all disciplines and their futures.

In my humble opinion, NMLSTA has always has been on the cutting edge of the newest techniques, possibilities, and ideas to make science teaching much more successful. Over time, it has remained true to its mission; improving science education at all educational levels.

If selected as a board member, my goals will be
To support all science teachers do their unconditional best every single day
To support programs that relieve the problem of attrition of great teachers leaving the field

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