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Vice President: Melissa Gable

2018-2019 stat executive committee

Melissa Gable

Chemistry Teacher

Crosby ISD

 

 
 
 
Position Statement:

Science education today is as important as it was during the Race to Space in the 1960s. We are truly at this great time in education where technology is flooding the work place and the classroom. It is an exciting time to educate the youth of today in science. I feel that the education, support and voice that STAT gives to the science educators of Texas is invaluable. I feel that I have a lot to offer in terms of my prior experiences and knowledge to keep STAT moving in a positive direction not only to be an advocate for the science teachers of Texas but also the students of Texas. I have experience on the STAT board, and I have received not-for-profit board training as well. I have successfully held the positions of member-at-large and secretary.


In my eyes, science education should be fun, yet challenging. Students should be exposed to many different sciences in order to make them true thinkers in tomorrow's workplace. Through rigor and relevance in the classroom, you help students to make connections to the world around them. By giving them the skills they need to be thinkers, you are giving them skills they will need their entire lives. The opportunities, education and voice that STAT gives to Texas science educators is something that helps to ensure that all students in the state are receiving a quality science education, helping all students become better critical thinkers and scientists.


Biographical Sketch:

Degrees:

  • B.S. Chemistry, Central Methodist University (Fayette, MO)
  • B.S. Biology, Central Methodist University (Fayette, MO)
  • M.Ed. Secondary Administration, William Woods University (Fulton, MO)
  •  Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Superintendency, Maryville University (St. Louis, MO)

Dr. Gable is currently in her 13th year of teaching high school chemistry. She began her career in Missouri, teaching in a rural community in mid-Missouri and then a large, suburban community in St Louis. Her family was transferred to the Houston area, where she currently teaches at Crosby High School. She has taught Chemistry, Physical Science, Honors Chemistry, and Pre-AP Chemistry. She also spent 10 years working at the St. Louis Zoo in the Education Department.


She is a member of STAT, ACT2, AACT and NSTA. In Missouri, she served as her school’s Site Coordinator and Teacher Leader for the High Schools that Work Program. She has presented at conferences at the local, state and national levels for the success of the HSTW program in her school alongside her principal and superintendent. Dr. Gable is currently on the AVID site team as the science representative for Crosby High School. Dr. Gable was named STAT's Outstanding Secondary Teacher for 2014.

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