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Tom Keller




Tom Keller joined Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance in 2011 and currently co-leads its Reach Center project with Jan Mokros. He is Executive Director of the Maine STEM Council and PI of an NSF STEM+C grant. He increases MMSA's statewide presence through communication and connection with STEM education and workforce organizations in Maine and the nation.

Tom served as a senior program officer with the Board on Science Education at the National Research Council (NRC), where he co-directed the study committee that wrote the Framework for K-12 Science Education. He directed the Oversight Group that developed Surrounded by Science: Learning Science in Informal Environments. Prior to working at the NRC, he was a high school science teacher, the state science supervisor for the Maine Department of Education, director of instruction for a public high school, and vice president for education at the Biotechnology Institute. He was president of the National Council of State Science Supervisors and served on the NRCs National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment, which oversaw production of the National Science Education Standards, and the NRCs Committee on Science Education K-12. He holds a bachelor of science in zoology from Texas A&M University and a doctorate in science education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.