School: Clara Barton High School
Grades Taught: 9, 11, 12
Subjects Taught: Science Research, Forensic Science
Suzette Nelson is a science educator and the coordinator of the Gateway Honors program at Clara Barton High School, working closely with administrators, colleagues, parents, and outside organizations to introduce and expose the students to the most rigorous academic programs, as well as to special programs to promote academic enrichment, community involvement and personal growth. Suzette holds a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Brooklyn College, a Masters degree in Education from Cambridge College in Massachusetts, and a Bachelor of Science in Botany and Zoology from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. As a lifelong learner, Suzette consistently seeks and participates in meaningful Professional Development opportunities. Of particular note, she participated in the Brooklyn South Superintendent’s Professional Development workshops over the past school year, from which she turn-keyed workshops for other members of the Science Department. She also engaged in a series of all-day workshops through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), hosted by the American Museum of Natural History. She was accepted to the Math for America Master Teacher Fellowship in 2014, and most recently the Columbia Science Teachers Research Program for Teachers Fellowship, and is now excited to be a part of Sci-Ed Innovators.