Jeri Johnstone completed a BS in Biology at Illinois State University, specializing in Entomology.  As Associate Director of Science at Lakeview Museum in Peoria, Illinois, she developed an outreach education program called The Bug Lady, teaching scientific observation skills using live insects.  Jeri has taught in Oakland Unified School District for seven years, and served on the Core Leadership Team of the NGSS Early Implementers grant partnering with West Ed and K12 Alliance.  She is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction through Concordia University of Portland.
"My goal is to make science as inquiry based and hands-on as possible.  I want the classroom to hold the same curious excitement as a museum. Through collaborative work and applied science projects, we develop a learning community where each individual can be confident in their contribution"