Humboldt State University

School of Education

Shannon Morago

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Education
• Humboldt State University, Bachelor’s of Science, Biology and Zoology (1995)
• Humboldt State University, Secondary Science Credential; Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics (1997)
• Humboldt State University, Master’s of Science, Biology (2011)
• University of California, Davis, Doctorate in Education (expected 5/2014)

Professional Experience
Public School
• Six Rivers Charter High School, Science Teacher (2006-present)
• American Indian Academy, Science and Math Teacher (2005-06)
• Arcata High School, Science and Math Teacher (1997-2003)

Humboldt State University
• Secondary Education, Program Leader (2012-present)
• Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools (2013)
• Secondary Science Methods (SED 740/753) (2005-present)
• Elementary Science and Math Methods (EED 723) (2008-present)
• Elementary PACT Coordinator (2009-present)
• Multicultural Intensive (SED 715) Co-instructor (2006, 2007)
• Student Teams in Social Networks (PEERS) Project Coordinator (2011-present)
• University Supervisor (2003-2007)

Redwood Science Project
• Coaching and Mentoring in Science Teaching (CMIST) Coordinator – Hoopa Valley Elementary School (2003- 2006)
• North Coast Science Teacher Initiative (NCSTI) Coordinator – Humboldt and Del Norte Counties (2007-2010)
• Science Content Institutes – Pedagogy Specialist/Sheltered Instruction (2004-2007)

Publications/Conferences/Awards
• Keynote Speaker: “Academic Literacy: Facilitating Academic Discussion to Promote Student Learning” UC Davis Academic Literacy Summit, 2013
• Fellow, CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (2011-2014)
• Presenter: “Pre-service Teachers in International Teams: Intercultural Competence and Teaching Diverse Learners” World Association of Educational Research Conference, 2012
• Outstanding Teacher of America Award, Carlston Foundation (2011)
• Humboldt County Excellence In Teaching Award (2010)
• Co-author Factors Affecting Science Undergraduates Choice of Teaching as a Career: A Case Study at Humboldt State University (2006)

Other Interests
• Horses, backpacking, soccer, gardening or anything outside!

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