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In the current climate of anti-science rhetoric that is so prominent in political and social arenas, high school science teachers are on the "frontline" of the battle for science and reason. KSTF's support of these dedicated professionals as they lead the the way towards a more scientifically literate citizenry is critically important work.

Christopher Bogiages
Program Officer for Teaching Development

Christopher Bogiages

Program Officer for Teaching Development

Christopher Bogiages joined KSTF in 2012 from Myrtle Beach, S.C., where he was a high school biology and chemistry teacher for 10 years. Chris is a National Board Certified Teacher and a Certified Candidate Support Provider. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology and his master’s degree in secondary science education from Coastal Carolina University. Currently, he is nearing completion of his doctorate in secondary science education from the University of South Carolina. Through his doctoral program, Chris has contributed to and led professional development institutes for both pre-service and in-service science teachers focused on teaching through inquiry- and model-based teaching. His research interests include understanding how to best support in-service science teachers as they begin to implement model-based teaching, as well as the impact of student/scientist partnerships on students’ choice of science as a profession.