Author: Jackie Speake

Dr. Speake loves science (and mathematics) and believes that everyone can learn through inquiry. She has served as a field biologist for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, a water chemistry lab technician at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and a research biologist with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Her 20-year teaching career ranges from high school science teacher, district curriculum specialist in a Florida district with 18,000 students, state of Florida Department of Education science program coordinator, and senior director for science in a Florida school district with more than 100,000 students. She holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland, as well as a M.Ed. in Secondary Science Curriculum/Instruction and a doctorate in Education Leadership and Policy from the University of South Florida.