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MABT has a long history of supporting biology educators in Michigan, but for a variety of reasons has been inactive in recent years.  A group of Michigan biology teachers have been inspired by their participation in the BSCS/NABT AP Biology Leadership Academy to reinvigorate MABT.

Who We Are

Mark Eberhard

Teacher at St. Clair High School

Mark is in his 30th year of teaching biology, environmental science, and AP biology at St. Clair High School in the East China School District.  Mark earned his B.S. in biological science from Michigan State University and an M.A, in theatre from the Chicago School for the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.  He has also earned over 60 graduate credits in biology from both Michigan State University and Wayne State University.   In addition to his classroom responsibilities, Mark coached football, wrestling, and baseball for over 15 years.  For the past 18 years he has been the director of St. Clair High theatre program and for the past 25 years he has been the director of St. Clair's nationally and state recognized student leadership program. 

Mark has been a presenter many times at regional and state science conferences and student leadership conferences.  Mark's work in and out of the classroom has been recognized with multiple awards throughout the years. Most recently, Mark was a participant in the first cohort of the BSCS AP Biology Leadership Academy. 

Wendy Johnson

Doctoral student in science education at Michigan State University

Wendy earned a B.A. in biology education from Hope College and an M.S. in biological science from Michigan State University.  She taught biology, AP Biology, human anatomy & physiology, and advanced chemistry at Lansing Catholic High School for six years.  Currently she works with Dr. Charles (Andy) Anderson at Michigan State University on research that focuses on students’ development of scientific literacy and teaches courses for pre-service teachers.  She is also a member of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution, an NSF Science and Technology Center headquartered at Michigan State University.  Wendy is interested in public understanding of science and the role of science education in the development of scientific literacy.  She has presented at numerous national and international conferences, developed professional development modules for teachers around the Next Generation Science Standards, and published her work in the Teach Engineering Digital Library and the American Biology Teacher.

David Kenyon

Teacher at Paw Paw high School 

Dave is in his 11th year of teaching. He currently teaches 9th grade physical science and AP Biology at Paw Paw High School and has also taught biology and earth science. He received his B.A. at Albion College and earned his Master's in School Counseling from Grand Valley State University. He has coached basketball, cross-country, and is currently the head track coach. He attended the BSCS AP Biology leadership academy and is currently involved in a grant to increase technology use in the classroom. His focus is on increasing the use of the "flipped" classroom setting.