Earth Analysis Techniques Team
Carla McAuliffe, Ph.D., Professional Development Specialist, Educational Researcher, and Curriculum Developer
Hello from sunny Arizona! Although I work for TERC in Cambridge, MA, I actually live in Tempe, AZ. I am very excited to meet and work with all of you! I look forward to "talking" with you and getting to know you. OK.......a little bit about myself. I love reading, walking, and spending time with the family. I have a 16-year old son (Jacob) who will be a junior in high school, an almost 12-year old daughter (Lily) who will be in seventh grade, and a husband (Joe) who is an ecologist with the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. I am absolutely crazy about the color turquoise. Welcome to this website!!
Erin Bardar, Ph.D., Professional Development Specialist, Educational Researcher, and Curriculum Developer
Like Carla, I work for TERC in Cambridge, MA...but unlike Carla, I live here too. I love New England in the spring! Outside of work, my world revolves around my 16 month old daughter Rory and my husband Tim. Although sometimes exhausting, we're having a blast seeing the world through the eyes of a toddler. I look forward to working with all of you over the next several weeks.
Rita Freuder, Professional Development Specialist and Curriculum Developer
Rita Freuder has formal education background from University of Rochester, NY (BA) and Boston University (MA) in mathematics. She has teaching certification in NY State, in high school math and has been certified and taught in New Hampshire high schools as a substitute teacher in math and the sciences. She taught FORTRAN at Boston University for 3 years, during the 1970's and has taught Numerical Methods for the Computer at the University of New Hampshire. Rita was then employed at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) on a NASA project for the Great Observatories on the Gamma Ray Observatory mission for 17 years as a Computer Specialist. She transferred to research in the natural resources group, under the umbrella of the Complex Systems Research Center at UNH with emphasis on computer modeling data and analysis of remote sensing data about 13 years ago. During this period, opportunity to work in education again presented itself in the Education Committee of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP). From this affiliation, Rita became involved with TERC and has been an integral part of several TERC projects.
I am in NH, 2 hrs from 6,000 foot Mt. Washington and 25 min from open ocean for a beach day. I enjoy swimming, biking and gardening as summer activities. I have been a grandma for 3 years now, which can take up lots of time. I am ready to learn from you what works in your classrooms with these tools and data.
Eyes in the Sky II Teacher Facilitators
- Peter Dorofy
- Barbara Engle
- Pete Kalajian
- Valecia Kelly
- Carol Lernihan
- Julie Mankiewicz
- Monica Maynard
- Karen Merritt
- Mark McKay
- Jason Miller
- Geoff Scott
- Debora Searfoss
- Eric Walters