Shelly LeDoux, M.Ed., Professional Learning Facilitator, Science, K-12 Services

Shelly LeDoux, M.Ed., Professional Learning Facilitator, Science, K-12 Services

Phone: 512.471.6536
Email: shelly.ledoux@austin.utexas.edu

Dana Center Role

Shelly works within local and state educational systems to foster equity and access for all students in science. She exposes teachers and leaders to research-based strategies that nurture students’ intellectual passions and ensure that every student leaves school prepared for success in postsecondary science education and the contemporary workplace. Shelly uses current research on science teaching and learning to design, develop, and facilitate professional development for science teachers and leaders. She collaborates with districts and states to best address their specific concerns at a system level and capitalizes on their unique resources.

Shelly helps teachers recognize the changes in instruction that must accompany the adoption of new science standards or the deep understanding of existing standards. She conducts professional development sessions that use the most current research as a guide to understanding how to successfully integrate the scientific habits of mind and practice, interdisciplinary connections, and rigorous content integral to meaningful science instruction.

Before Joining the Dana Center

Shelly has 14 years of science education experience, including teaching assignments in middle school and high school Biology, AP Chemistry, Chemistry, and Physics. As part of her desire to improve science education, she also authored several chemistry activities and professional development sessions for teachers. Shelly also has three years of academic administrative experience, working to improve college access for underserved students.

Education

M.Ed., Educational Administration, Tarleton State University

B.S., Multidisciplinary Science, Texas Tech University

Professional Memberships

Associated Chemistry Teachers of Texas

National Science Education Leadership Association

Science Teachers Association of Texas