Some of the authors and editors that have contributed to the development of the storylines on this site, through the nextgenstorylines project are listed below.
Dan Voss teaches science at Dallas Center-Grimes (Iowa) High School. He is a 2016 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellow and was selected as the Fall 2016 College of Engineering student marshal at Iowa State University. Dan holds a Master's of Science in Education degree from Northwestern University, where he worked as a Curriculum Development Assistant for the Storylines Team.
Jill Carter is a Science and Environmental Education Consultant. Prior to this, Jill taught advanced biology, geology, and AP Environmental Science at Pekin Community High School for 30 years. In addition, she served as the Science Department Chairperson for 19 of those years. She has taught graduate classes at Northern Illinois University. Graduating from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, Jill double majored in biology and earth science. She earned her Master’s from NIU and her doctorate in Science, Social Studies, and Environmental Education Integration from NIU. Jill has conducted numerous science and environmental education workshops for K-12 teachers as well as many presentations at NSTA and ISTA conferences. She is a past president of the Illinois Science Teachers Association. Jill was an Illinois PAEMST finalist and was named as the ISTA/ExxonMobil Exemplary Science Teacher in 2003 and the Illinois Environmental Educator of the Year in 2004. She wrote and assembled various Illinois state level high school science tests for many years. She served on the Illinois State Board of Education’s NGSS Curriculum Model Writing Team. Jill has a passion for educating students and collaborating with other professionals.
Katy Fattaleh is a K-8 Instructional Technology Coach at South Park School in Deerfield, IL. As a former classroom teacher, she shares her passion for educational technology across the content areas to elevate teaching and learning in grades K-8.
Amy Telford is a science educator at Salem Community High School in Salem, IL. She worked on the NGSS curriculum writing team for state of IL (2014-15) and was an Area Teacher Leader for IL Science Area Partnership Grants (2015-2017). She was a beta pilot team member of Middle School Sound Unit and a member of pilot team for Science Lesson Study through Illinois Math and Science grant (2017). She is the current ISTA Region 6 Director.
Bob Wolffe is a Professor of Education at Bradley University. Prior to moving into higher education, he taught grades 2-5 outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. As an elementary education generalist, he has been involved in curriculum development, consulting and undergraduate and graduate teaching across multiple disciplines. Most recently, he has been a part of several Math Science Partnership grants and a member of writing teams working on NGSS-based units of instruction.