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Jessica Novak (2019 Graduate)

Jessica is a former middle school and high school STEM teacher with certifications in Elementary Education, Special Education, Middle School Math, Middle School Science, and High School Earth Science. Jessica attended Providence College and graduated with a BS in Elementary/Special Education and a BS in Psychology with minors in both Mathematics and Science.

After college, Jessica began teaching and has gained experiences in Kindergarten, 1st grade, middle school special education, middle school STEM, and high school Robotics. Throughout this time, Jessica earned a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instructional Design with a STEM Emphasis and a Master's degree in Science Education.

Jessica is a NASA Endeavor Teaching Fellow and also a graduate of Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Academy. She has designed many different middle school and high school courses in the STEM fields. Some examples include Astrophysics: Why Earth?, Civil Engineering for Sixth Graders, Robotics I, and Robotics II.

Jessica's research interests are in the area of pre-service STEM teacher instruction. She is interested in investigating inquiry-based instruction methodology as well as teacher noticing strategies.