Juliana Texley is adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education.
Professional Title: Adjunct Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Science in education, science teaching.
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Science in education.
Education: BA, Oakland University, MS, Wayne State University, PhD, Wayne State University
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: In addition to authoring over 100 articles for National Science Teachers Association journals, Texley has written or co-authored a number of NSTA publications—The Story of Science Classroom Companion: Einstein Adds a New Dimension (e-Book, 2008); Teaching Science at the Community College (2006); Investigating Safely (2004); Inquiring Safely (2003); Exploring Safely (2002); Professional Development Leadership (2000); and Pathways to the Science Standards (1996). She received the 1996 EdPress Award for outstanding publication for NSTA's Pathways to the Science Standards; the Innovative Building Award for School Planning and Management in 1998; and the Distinguished Achievement Award for Inquiring Safely. She has also developed extensive web and print material for National Geographic, USDA, and International Expeditions.
Dr. Juliana Texley became president of the National Science Teachers Association for the 2014-2015 year (read more). Texley is currently an instructor at Lesley University, Palm Beach Community College, and Central Michigan University. Most recently, Texley worked with a number of stakeholder groups to review the Next Generation Science Standards and developed curriculum for JASON/National Geographic. An active and influential member of the science education community, Texley has been a dedicated NSTA member for 30 years. She has served in a variety of capacities for the association, including chairing the committee that crafted NSTA's response to the 1996 National Science Education Standards; as editor of the NSTA journal The Science Teacher (12 years); and as lead reviewer for NSTA Recommends (11 years). She received the 1996 EdPress Award for outstanding publication for NSTA's Pathways to the Science Standards; the Innovative Building Award for School Planning and Management in 1998; and the Distinguished Achievement Award for Inquiring Safely. She has also developed extensive web and print material for National Geographic, USDA, and International Expeditions. She is a 1984 recipient of the Presidential Award for Science Teaching, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In addition to her work with NSTA, Texley has served on the board of the Association of Presidential Awardees in Science Teaching, (15 years), and has served on the board of directors for the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) and the Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers Association (MDSTA). In Michigan, Texley lead the Statewide SCoPE Science Project, which developed over 700 units corresponding to the state's core curriculum. For 21 years Texley taught middle and secondary science and math in the Richmond, Michigan school district. For two years, Texley was assistant superintendent for curriculum for the Anchor Bay School District before taking the helm as superintendent (1993—2000) for the firstname.lastname@example.org
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