Credentials and Pricing


I hold a Ph.D. in science education with a focus on reading and writing science text.This is critical for my staff development offerings, but also for my author visits. Every presentation I give is steeped in years of study and practice in how students learn. I’m not doing a “science show” with a bunch of cute tricks. I build each presentation around a group of key ideas (such as the molecular nature of matter) and use the excitement of the demonstrations to help students connect to the ideas.

I am also a former high school science teacher, a teacher-educator at the University of Georgia, and author of 10+ science books for students and teachers. (Read more of my story here.)


Previous staff development clients include: GA Dept. of Education, National Science Teachers Association, Blue Springs School District (MO), Atlanta Public Schools (GA), Jefferson City Schools (TN), West GA GYSTC, Forsyth County Schools (GA), Clarke County Schools (GA), and more!


School Author Visits: $800-1000, plus travel if outside of Metro Atlanta

Staff Development (per day): $1000-1200, plus travel if outside of Metro Atlanta

Ultimately, I am committed to making sure that schools and students who need and value the staff development or author visits that I offer are able to afford it. If these prices are more than your setting will allow, please contact me and we will find an affordable solution.