Meet our Specialists

Our team is excited to help parent, teachers, and students during this time of e-learning and beyond.

Schedule a one to one video conference with one of our specialists to get your questions answered, ideas generated, and energy pumped!

Angela Rowley, Director of State and Federal Educator Outreach

Angela is the Director of State and Federal Educator Outreach. She has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has worked for 23 years as a teacher, principal, and district leader. Mrs. Rowley’s expertise is in differentiation, interdisciplinary teaching, and equity work. She is happy to help in any content area.

Liz Martinez, Sr. Curriculum Writer and Professional Development Specialist

Liz holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Science from National College of Education and Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University. Mrs. Martinez taught middle school science for 30 years in multiple settings, has held several association board seats, and has partnered with both University and corporate science leaders on a variety of educational projects.

Allison Albert, Curriculum Writer and Professional Development Specialist

Allison received a Master’s degree in Medical Science from Hampton University and her Bachelors in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana. Allison has a strong medical science background. Her course expertise includes General and Organic Chemistry, General Biology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, and Anatomy and Physiology at both the college and high school levels over the last 13 years. She has a strong desire to help teachers increase student engagement in their courses both face to face and virtually.

Cassandra Armstrong, Curriculum Writer and Professional Development Specialist

Cassandra received a Master’s degree in Science Education from Northeastern Oklahoma State University with a Specialization in STEM Leadership from the NASA Endeavor Program. Her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Michigan State University. Cassandra has taught Biology, Physics and Chemistry at the high school level.

Lindsey Herlehy, Curriculum Writer and Professional Development Specialist

Lindsey Herlehy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Middle Childhood Education and Master of Education in Educational Administration from Arizona State University. She received her National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Math in 2014. Lindsey is passionate about providing all students with thought-provoking, integrative, and interactive educational opportunities. She is skilled in STEAM Learning, Educational Assessment, Secondary Education, Curriculum Development, and Mathematics.

David Hernandez, Curriculum Writer and Professional Development Specialist

David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in physics and economics from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Aurora University.  He taught bilingual mathematics and physics for 15 years and has been writing hands-on, cutting edge, innovating k-12 curriculum for the past 5 years impacting numerous educators statewide. David’s specialty is to create real world models in order for a student to understand and assimilate specific concepts. Additionally, I am creating a STEM curriculum in Spanish.

Dr. Kelly Remijan, Sr. Curriculum Writer and Professional Development Specialist

Kelly has a passion for teaching and a love for mathematical connections. Previously, Kelly was a high school mathematics teacher for 23 years and an adjunct math education professor at McKendree University. Kelly was a National Board Certified teacher, selected as a Milken National Teacher Award Winner, and selected as a teacher ambassador to Japan as part of the Fulbright Memorial Fund Program. She would love to assist teachers who would like help or would want to simply brainstorm ideas/strategies regarding K-12 math and digital learning tools.

Dr. Nicole Ross, Curriculum Writer and Professional Development Specialist

Nicole received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Neuroscience at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD., and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a focus on Chemistry from North Carolina State University. Nicole’s career began in academic research before moving into the field of education. She has worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Community College level and has taught a variety of science courses at the high school level. Her educational passion at IMSA is in STEM integration, elementary through high school levels.

Peg Steffen, NGSS Curriculum Writer and Professional Development Specialist

Peg has been a science educator at the middle, high school and college levels in all sciences. She was an education program manager for NASA Education and served as the education coordinator for NOAA’s National Ocean Service where she led a development team that provided web-based products and professional development for educators. She has been a climate educator for many years in the United States and served with the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam to promote climate education.

Karen Ye, Curriculum Writer and Professional Development Specialist

Karen joined IMSA in July 2019. She  earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience at the University of Michigan and her Masters in Education at Hunter College in New York City.  Karen believes that learning science should be as fun and hands-on. She enjoys finding creative ways to teach abstract concepts and providing students with inquiry-based learning experiences. Karen has taught various levels of high school chemistry and biology.

Patrick Young, Curriculum Writer and Professional Development Specialist

Patrick earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. As an engineer for McDonnell Douglas Space Systems, he managed the development of hardware systems that flew on 18 STS missions. After completing a M.Ed. in Secondary Education with a broad-spectrum science certification, Patrick entered the high school classroom and spent the next 13 years teaching students astronomy, biology, chemistry, and AP physics.

Dr. Richard Schultz, Sr. Online Education Specialist

Rich holds a Ph.D. in environmental geochemistry from the University of Cincinnati and is an internationally recognized expert on geospatial education. He has prior experience as a tenured higher ed faculty member, university program coordinator and program director, creator of three entirely online programs in geospatial technologies, and associate dean. Ask him about: earth sciences, online learning, teaching with technology, geographic information systems.