Educator Spotlights

SMART Center Team Helps Teachers Bring Science to Life in Oakland Classrooms

Science education is a collaborative discipline, a “team sport” with classroom teachers, district specialists, and community organizations banding together to bring great science learning experiences to students. One of the best examples of this team approach is in Oakland, where an amazing team of educators provides support, coaching, and kit replenishment in order to promote science teaching and learning.

Cherene Fillingim-Selk Introduces CRS at BPSF Luncheon

"There are many things to love about CRS, their breadth of knowledge and services, their professionalism, their eagerness to advance the cause of science education, but what I love most about CRS is that they make my extremely complex job a little easier."

Ann Park: Likes the Buzz of Hands-on Science

 Ann ParkAnn Park is a 5th grade teacher at Bridges Academy at Melrose in Oakland. She has been teaching for 23 years, the first four of which were as a math specialist before delving into 19 years of classroom teaching.

Lindsey Smallwood: Connecting with Science Everyday

Lindsey teaches 4th & 5th grade at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary in West Oakland. Here she reflects on her past experiences with science as a student & today, as a teacher.


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