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Gary Blackmer
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Leanne Larson
llarson@PortagePS.org

Leanne Larson earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan State University with additional course work at Western Michigan University, Northern Illinois University, University of Northern Iowa, Princeton and Harvard. She has received training in curriculum development and assessment from Robert Marzano, Susan Kovalik, Grant Wiggins, Jay McTighe, Debra Pickering, and R. Stiggins among others and is certified as a trainer for Dimensions of Learning.

Leanne has served on the Curriculum and Instruction Council as the Middle School Science Department Team Leader for Portage Public Schools for 26 years and has taught physical, earth or life science in grades seven through nine for 27 years. She has joined Dr. Robert Poel and Dr. Gary Blackmer of Western Michigan University and teams from San Diego State University and the University of Minnesotta, to write and field test for Constructing Ideas in Physical Science, a National Science Foundation Grant project for middle school science.

 

Gary Blackmer
gary.blackmer@wmich.edu

Bio coming soon...

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Roobol
mroobol@portageps.org

I graduated from Western Michigan University with bachelors in Science in 1991. I have been employed with Portage Middle Schools in Portage, MI since 1992. I am currently teaching seventh grade science at Portage North Middle School.

I have a wonderful husband, Paul and two exceptional stepchildren. I have traveled throughout Europe, Japan, Canada, and the Bahamas. My next travel goal is to see many of the beautiful places throughout the United States.

 

 

 

Chad Wagner
cwagner@portageps.org

I live in Kalamazoo, Michigan and teach 7th grade science at Portage North Middle School. I graduated from Western Michigan University 1999. In my free time I enjoy running and mountain biking.

 

 

 

 

 

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