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Diane Johnson


Expert Areas: K-12 science and science education, three-dimensional science unit development, formative assessment and grading, student engagement, growth mindset, classroom learning culture, content literacy strategies, inquiry instruction, science curriculum & assessment, concept development, integration of math and science, analysis of student work, and mentoring

Diane was a high school science classroom teacher for 25years, and finished her 30-year career at Lewis County Schools as the Instructional Supervisor. During that time she was trained as a Master Teacher through ARSI, held a position as a science writing resource teacher through KDE, sat on numerous committees for the state, and began full time with PIMSER as a Regional Teacher Partner in 2010.

Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Science, Biology (Minor: Chemistry), Morehead State University
Master of Science, Biology, Morehead State University
Master in Educational Leadership, Principalship and Instructional Supervision, Morehead State University
Doctoral Candidate, Science Education, University of Kentucky

Awards and Associations 
Achieve Peer Review Panel for Science Instructional Materials, 2016 – 2018
Sherry Fox Distinguished Service to Science Award, 2015
Kentucky Academy of Science, Outstanding Secondary School Teacher, 2003
NSTA Regional Program Chair; Louisville, 2002-2003
KSTA Past-President, board member, 1991-2003
Toyota International Teacher Program, Summer 1999
Tandy Technology Scholar, 1995-96
Mathematics Education Service and Achievement, 1995
Outstanding Senior High Teacher at NE KY Regional Science Fair, 1992
Ashland Oil Teacher Achievement Award, 1990

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