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Barbara Schulz

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Barbara Schulz is a science teacher leader with 35 years of classroom experience in public and private schools, middle and high schools and outreach programs For many years, she served the Shoreline School District of Washington state as their District Science Coordinator, High School Science Department Chair, Instructional Leader and teacher of biology, physical and environmental science and Independent Research.

As a leader in biology education, Barbaras experience includes: President of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT), High School Division Director of The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and President of the Washington Science Teachers Association where she initiated the leadership training program for Board members. She was instrumental in establishing collaborations with Genentech and the Access Excellence web based educational outreach program for biology teachers in the early 90s. In addition, she initiated the High School National Biology Test managed by NSTA and NABT. Active professionally, she has been a frequent speaker at a wide variety of science society meetings including AAAS, ABIS and ASCB speaking about collaborations and cultures between scientists and teachers. She has been instrumental is establishing the Science Education Partnership professional development program for teachers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) in Seattle.

Barbara has been the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the Presidential Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Science and Mathematics, The Outstanding Biology Teacher Award and the Tandy Technology Scholar. When given the opportunity by a Microsoft former employee in Seattle, Barbara started up BioLab.org, a research laboratory where young people could meet form teams learn techniques and pursue research topics together. 

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HIgh School teaching - Biology, AP biology, Botany, Environmental Sci, Physical Sci, Earth Sci
Education Outreach - professional development for teachers 

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