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Peggy Trygstad


  • Researcher, Evaluator 


Peggy Trygstad, Research Associate at Horizon Research, Inc. (HRI), received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She received both her Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Prior to coming to HRI in 2010, Dr. Trygstad taught science at the high school and college levels. She taught high school courses in physical science, human anatomy and environmental science. Her college-level teaching focused on science content and teaching methods for pre-service teachers in undergraduate, graduate, and lateral-entry programs.

Dr. Trygstad is currently involved in the evaluations of the University of Florida Unites Teachers to Reform Education in Science and Inquiry and Engagement to Invigorate and Optimize Learning for Everyone projects. She also works on the Assessing the Impact of the MSPs: K-8 Science project funded by the National Science Foundation.