BeLinda Cross

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BeLinda Cross

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

M.S. Ed. Comprehensive Science, University of North Alabama (with additional studies at the Univeristy of Alabama at Birmingham) 

B.S. Ed. Comprehensive Science and Mathematics, Athens State University

Hazlewood High School

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Lawrence County High School, 2002 - present

Sparkman High School, 1997 - 2002

Athens State University Math Lab, 1994 - 1997

 

COURSES 2018-2019

Human Anatomy and Physiology ( 1st, 5th, 7th periods)

AP Environmental Science  (2nd & 4th periods)

STEM projects / Academic Team  (3rd period)

 

EXTRACURRICULAR RESPONSIBILITIES

National Honor Society 

Scholars' Bowl / Academic Team

STEM Club

 

HONORS, AWARDS, SPECIAL TRAINING

♦  Most Outstanding Comprehensive Science Graduate, Athens State University (1997)

♦  Alabama Power "Best New Teacher" (1998)

♦  NASA Space Environments and Effects Grant - $18,000  (1998)

♦  Alabama Science in Motion Biology Program (1998 - present)

♦  Madison Foundation Grant "GPS Treasure Hunt" (1998)

♦  Madison Foundation Grant "Star Search" (1999)

♦  NASA Moon Rock Custody Certification (2000)

♦  NASA Student Launch Initiative Team Leader (2000-2002)

♦  Alabama Science in Motion Chemistry Program (2003 - present)

♦  Captain Planet Environmental Education Grant (2004)

♦  Death and Homicide Investigation Certification (2006)  

♦  Alabama Homicide Investigators Association Charter Member (2006 - present)

♦  LCHS Teacher of the Year (2009-2010)

♦  We Are Teachers Innovative Lesson Planning Contest winner:  "Digging Up Bones" (2011)

♦  Samsung Solve for Tomorrow National Contest winner:  "Hog Wild" (2012)

♦  Microsoft Partners in Learning Forum featured presenter, Redmond, WA (2012)

♦  Lawence County Secondary Teacher of the Year (2012-2013)

♦  NMSI Laying the Foundation program training, Chemistry (2013)

♦  College Board AP Environmental Science training (2013)

♦  "GE Star" Award recipient (2013)

♦  Samsung Solve for Tomorrow State Contest winner (2013)

♦  Disney "Friends for Change" Grant winner (2014)

♦  Samsung Solve for Tomorrow National Contest finalist:  "Mosquito-Borne Illnesses and Climate Change" (2015)

♦  Samsung Solve for Tomorrow National Contest finalist:  "Bee the Change" (2016)

♦   Internationala "Global Classroom STEAM Challenge" presenter @ the United Nations HQ (2017-2018)