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Ms. Bonnie Garrett

Ms. Bonnie Garrett
Greetings! My name is Bonnie Garrett and I am the PLTW Gateway Teacher here at Morris P-8, which means that I teach pre-engineering/STEM courses to 6th - 8th grades students. I am a proud graduate of the illustrious Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU) and I have been formally involved in public education for the last 16 years. I am a global fellow, a national PLTW Master teacher, and a highly qualified and certified Biology and General Science educator.
Education: 
B.S. in Biology/Chemistry (AAMU)
M.S. in Biology (AAMU)
M. Ed. in Biology Education/Secondary (AAMU)
Certifications: 
Class A, Secondary Certification (Grade Level 6 - 12, Biology)
Certified in General Science; Alabama Reading Initiative; Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative; Laying the Foundation - Science (National Math & Science Initiative); PLTW Design and Modeling; PLTW Automation and Robotics; PLTW Energy and the Environment; PLTW Science of Technology; PLTW Medical Detectives; PLTW Flight and Space; PLTW Green Architecture; PLTW Magic of Electrons; and PLTW Intro to Computer Science
Phone: 
256-428-7340 or 256-701-4725
Grade: 
6
7
8
Department: 
Career and Technical Courses
Experience: 
Before transitioning to Morris P-8, I taught all PLTW courses at Westlawn Middle School and served as the STEM coordinator, the TSA sponsor, Robotics Coach, and the Greenpower sponsor. I also taught advanced and regular 8th grade Physical Science, advanced and regular 7th grade Life Science, and Aerospace Science at Edward H. White Middle School and I taught advanced and regular Biology, Applied Chemistry, and Human Anatomy and Physiology at Lee High School. I have also served as
- a summer learning lab facilitator for Huntsville City Schools,
- an adjunct instructor at Drake State Community and Technical College,
- a summer instructor for NACEE Upward Bound Math and Science, and
- a summer instructor for GEMS/Army Education Outreach Program.

As a PLTW Gateway Master teacher, I have taught courses at various universities in an effort to help teachers obtain PLTW certifications. These universities include, but are not limited to:
- Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama),
- Purdue University (West Lafayatte, Indiana),
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, Illinois),
- California State University - Chico State (Chico, California),
- University of Maryland, Baltimore (Baltimore, Maryland),
- Milwaukee School of Engineering (Milwaukee, Wisconsin),
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, Massachusetts),
- University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky),
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada), and
- Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, Missouri).

AWARDS/HONORS:
- NEA Foundation & California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence recipient (2017, 2018)
- Alabama PLTW Gateway Teacher of the Year (2017)
- WZDX/FOX 54 Valley's TOP Teacher of the Week (2017)
- Tennessee Valley Air Force Association Teacher of the Year (2014),
- Alabama Air Force Association Teacher of the Year (2014),
- published author (More Best Practices for Middle School Classrooms: What Award Winning Teachers Do, 2010)
- Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award Recipient for the state of Alabama (2007),
- recipient EWMS Principal’s Award for Outstanding Performance as a Young Educator,
- Edward H. White Middle School Teacher of the Year for five consecutive years.

Email:
bonnie.garrett@hsv-k12.org