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In addition to spending 22 years in middle school and high school science classrooms in Indiana and Florida, Rhonda Brown, M.Ed. is a published author. She wrote course guides for the Florida DOE for Forensic Sciences I and Forensic Sciences II which eventually led to writing a textbook (Forensic Science: Advanced Investigations). In 2011-12, she served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences.
During the fellowship year, Ms. Brown became even more passionate about STEM education and attended many think tank discussions in the DC area, and presented at several conferences around the United States and in Canada. She returned to her home district in Florida after the leave of absence to manage the STEM Grant that was awarded as part of the Race to the Top money. When the grant period ended, Ms. Brown returned to the classroom. At the end of that year, she was selected to participate in the ECO Classroom in Costa Rica where she and her team of four teachers studied frogs with three other teacher teams from around the country.
In 2015, she retired from the classroom to work as a Professional Learning Consultant. Ms. Brown also served on the Advisory Committee for a new Bachelor of Science in STEM Education degree program at Lake Sumter State College. She worked with Learning Liaisons to create a set of videos to help pre-service teachers pass the teacher certification exams and most recently, began consulting for Instructional Empowerment.