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Secondary school educator

Joan Shirley Wagner, American secondary school educator. Certified secondary biology and general science teacher, New York, school district administrator, New York. Recipient Excellence in Science Teaching STANYS/Prentice Hall/Allyn Bacon, 1986, NABT Excellence in Middle Level Teaching award, 1996.

Background

Wagner, Joan Shirley was born on April 10, 1945 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Henry and Lillian Rosalyn (Regent) Novom.

Education

Bachelor, Syracuse University, 1966. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1967.

Career

Biology teacher Freeport (New York ) High School, 1967—1971. 7th grade life science teacher Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Center Schools, Burnt Hills, 1973—2001. President Focus on Learning, Clifton Park, since 2001.

Conductor workshops environmental science, cooperative learning, DNA science and technical. Keynote address recycling conference Union College, 1992. Consultant to New York State Education Department.

Achievements

  • Certified secondary biology and general science teacher, New York, school district administrator, New York.

Membership

Director Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair & Science.Congress. Director New York Science Congress. Member of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Science Teachers Association New York State (president 2004-2005, Excellence in Teaching award 1986), National Science Teachers Association.

Connections

Married Norman Kenneth Wagner, July 8, 1967. Chidlren: Hunter, Andrew, Dylan Kristopher.

father:
Henry Novom

mother:
Lillian Rosalyn (Regent) Novom

spouse:
Norman Kenneth Wagner