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Tammie Schrader
2008 Alumni Classroom Fellow
Cheney, Washington

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video Tammie Schrader talks about the biggest challenge she faces as a teacher.

Bio/Overview: Tammie Schrader is a Regional Science Coordinator at Educational Service District 101, in Spokane, Washington, as well as an adjunct science methods instructor at Gonzaga University. She taught Life Science as well as Computer Programming, Gaming Programming, and Robotics. Tammie coached the Science Olympiad Team, Robotics Club, SeaPerch Team and Future Business Leaders of America at her middle school. She currently works for the state of Washington on their Science Assessment Leadership Team and sits on the Education Board working on implementing video games into curriculum. She also sits on the Professional Education Standards Board for the State of Washington.

Achievements/Leadership: : In 2014, Tammie spoke at the White House Game Jam and is currently working on The White House Initiative on implementing gaming into classrooms. In 2013, Tammie was selected as a Hope Street Fellow, working on Education Policy around coding in the classroom. She was also awarded a National Science Foundation grant working with Filament Games on Educational Video Games in the classroom. Recently, Tammie was given the CenturyLink Grant in order to buy iPads for the classroom. Tammie was selected as a 2008-2009 Teacher Fellow for the Department of Education and was also Pacific Northwest Earth Science Teacher of the Year, as well as being selected to work on Washington State STEM programs. Tammie worked for ACTS (Academy Creating Teacher Scientists) at Battelle Northwest National Laboratory for several years during the summer. She is National Board Certified in Early Adolescent Science. Tammie spent the first 7 years of her career life in Southern California working on the Space Shuttle Program for Rocketdyne International and is in her 15th year of teaching.

Education: Tammie has her B.A. in Education as well as a B.S. in Biology, and earned her M.A. in Education and Teaching At Risk Students. She is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. candidate and is writing her dissertation on Leadership and Policy in the Classroom, which is scheduled to be finished in December of 2015.

Areas of Interest/Expertise:

  • STEM
  • Curriculum development
  • Federal/state standard alignment
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Last Modified: 09/09/2015