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  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Arithmetic
  • Other sciences
  • Technology
  • Geology
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education

Science is a Blast! Masters of Science in Resource Management; Earth Science, Biology, Geology, Environmental with a Technology Twist, Photography and Digital Video. And all the fun Math to go with it

Methodology

I have loved Science, Math and Technology since I was a child and have taught children through adults in both academic and public settings. I take a hands on approach to teaching by immersing students in the richest sensory environment I can. We read it, write it, say it, do it, taste it, smell it, sing it and share it.
I have volunteered for "Science Days" at the elementary school level, been a Presenter at "Expanding Your Horizons" for middle and high school girls, taught High School Earth Science, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Math and Technology, taught the Geology Merit Badge for Scouts and given public Presentations in State Parks. I currently volunteer at the Burke Museum at the University of Washington in the Vertebrate Paleontology Lab preparing specimens for study and display. I love learning new things and never turn down an opportunity to take a new class on anything related to preserving the physical and natural environments for future generations. I am a life-long learner and love to share it through teaching. I have taught for 20 years, kindergarten through higher education, because it is fun!
I Love to get dirty playing with scientists in the field, collecting samples and viewing the interactions of living creatures with their environments. I like learning and understanding how different cultures value, use and honor the living and non-living environments that support life on our planet. I like to photograph and film this beautiful place we call Earth and support its preservation. I am a gadget geek and love learning to use new tools, both simple and technological. I like to collect data and make cool graphs or make art and music that communicates science.

Background

I started teaching my dolls at age 3 , have taught professionally for 20 years and volunteered since I was 15 with all ages, genders, cultures, and special needs people. I am a people person whether 1 or a crowd.
I have had 1000's of students and have at least 6 I know of who have become scientists, many nurses and doctors and many who have become teachers themselves.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : $50/h

Details

Travel rate is dependent on distance.

Lessons offered by Jana
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Arithmetic
  • Other sciences
  • Technology
  • Geology
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education

Jana's resume

Positions Held

SNOQUALMIE VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
TECHNOLOGY & STEM TEACHER 8/2014 – 2016
TWIN FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL, NORTH BEND, WA/SNOQUALMIE VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT #410 (SVSD)
Exploratory, Technology and Spanish Language 8/2010 - 2014
Technology Integration Teacher Leader (TILT) 8/2010 - 6/2013

MOUNT SI HIGH SCHOOL
Earth Science & Honors Earth Science 9/2009 - 2010
Earth Science, Geology & Honors Earth Sciences 9/2008 - 6/2009
Earth Science & Honors Earth Science 9/2007 - 6/2008
Biology & Honors Earth Science 9/2006 - 6/2007
Earth Science & Geology Teacher 9/2005 - 6/2006

SNOQUALMIE VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Summer School Teacher
7 - 8/2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Earth Science, Biology, Algebra, Integrated & Foundation Mathematics, Study Skills 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010

LAKE EASTON STATE PARK, EASTON, WA 6/2001 - 9/2001
Park Aide, Jana Rocks Geology Presentation Parks Programs

SNOQUALMIE VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT 4/2001 - 6/2001
Earth Science / Chemistry Teacher (Leave Replacement) - 2, 9th Grade Classes / 3, 10-11 Grade Classes

PROFESSIONAL SYNOPSIS (CONTINUED)

MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM, CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, L&L, ELLENSBURG, WA 12/1999 - 7/2000
Assistant Director and Instructor for Academic Programs
MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM 9/1997 - 6/1998
Graduate Assistant 9/1999 - 12/1999

EXCEL ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL, CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, ELLENSBURG, WA 9/1998 - 6/1999
Teacher’s Aide, Science Teacher, Substitute Teacher

COMMITTEES

LEARNING IMPROVEMENT TEAM (LIT) TFMS Exploratory Team 9/2010 - 2014
LEARNING IMPROVEMENT TEAM (LIT) MSHS Science Department 6/2003 - 2007
E-FOLIO TASK FORCE MSHS 6/2003 - 2005
TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE MEMBER MSHS 9/2003 - 2004

COMMUNITY SERVICE

CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 1995 - PRESENT Expanding Your Horizons, Presenter- Geology

MOUNT SI HIGH SCHOOL
Salish Science at Sea Geology Field Trip Coordinator 2006 & 2009

EXCEL ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL Mount Rainier Technology Camp, Hike Leader SUMMER 1998

MATTAWA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Science Day, Earth Science Coordinator 1995 & 1996

SAM HOUSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS), Coordinator 1992 -1994

MARGARET WILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS), Coordinator 1987 - 1994

TROOP 80 BOY SCOUTS, AMARILLO, TX 1993 - 1994
Geology Merit Badge Trainer

TROOP 80 CUB SCOUTS, AMARILLO, TX Committee Member, Den Leader Coach and Den Leader 1991 - 1993

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation Luncheon 3/19/2015 Key Note Speaker
Small Hands to Big Plans Classroom Grants Program SVSD

The concept of place-centered education as a model for environmental literacy and natural resource management. 8/2000

Cultural and Environmental Resource Management Masters Thesis, Mabry, Jana Jones. 2000. LD5771.322 .M337 2000. (Ely)
(concealed information)

Field Trip Guidebook to the Natural History of Kittitas County 8/2000 Central Washington University Press
(concealed information)

The McNair Journal, Volume 1 Spring 1998
Assistant Editor, McNair Scholars Program Central Washington University

Comparison of wildfire effects on straight versus meandering channel segments 8/1996
Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, Volume 29, Number 7

Relationship of stream flow dynamics and wildfires in the Entiat Watershed, north-central Washington 8/1995
Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section, Abstracts with Programs, Volume 28, Number 7

GRANTS

Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation Grants Awarded
Rebel Ti5 Digital Video Camera 2015/2016 - $1200
Primera Bravo DVD Duplicator, 2014/2015 - $1450
MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer, 2013/2014 - $2500
32 Seagate Internal Hard Drives, Twin Falls Tech Lab,
2012/2013 - $3500
10 Canon Digital Cameras, Twin Falls Video Technology, 2011/2012 - $2500
Salish a Sea, Geology & Chemistry, 2007/2008 - $2500
Net top Vision Software, Science Classroom, 2006/2007 - $500
GPS Units shared with Geology and Environmental Science, 2005/2006 - $250
Costa Rica Trip Biology Spanish Language, 2004/2005 - $2500
Ground Water Flow Model, 2003 - $800
Total 17,750.00

GRANTS (CONTINUED)
Twin Falls Middle School PTSA
2012/2013 $2300 HP Elite Book Lap Top Computer
2013/2014 $2500 Future of Flight Boeing Plant 6th Grade STEM Field Trip
2014/2015 $780 Video Equipment

Twin Falls Middle School ASB
Raven TV Banners and –Shirts, 2011/2012 - $1000
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Live; Evolution through Time Biology Field Trip, 2006/2007 - $1500
Mt. Si Biology Classes Field Trip Benaroya Hall Seattle April 24

Wildcat Inspirational Network (WIN) Mt. Si High School
On Shaky Ground by John J. Nance 200 Copies, 2005/2006 - $2000
9th Grade Science Activities during WASL Exams
Total $9200.00

Central Washington University (Grants Continued)
Leonard Thayer Research Grant – $1,000
Publication of the “Field Trip Guide Book to the Natural History of Kittitas County Washington”
(concealed information)
Central Washington University, 1998 – 2000

Anonymous Scholarship in Science and Literature – 2 Years Graduate Tuition ~ $15,000
Central Washington University, 1998 – 2000

McNair Scholar – Graduate Assistant and Undergraduate Research Recipient ~$10,000
Central Washington University, 1996-2000

Brumley Memorial Scholarship and Fyfe Memorial Scholarship $500 and $50
Amarillo College, 1992
Total $31,050.


EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

MS Resource Management, Majors: Natural & Cultural Resource Mgmt., Environmental Interpretation and Education, 8/2000
CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, ELLENSBURG, WA

BA Earth Science and Education, Majors: Earth Science and Education, Minor: Geology, 6/1997
CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, ELLENSBURG, WA

Washington State Secondary Teaching Certificate, 6/1997
Initial Certification: Earth Science
Endorsement: Biology, 6/1999
Continuing Certification: 6/2019 #353850A
Washington State Career and Technical Education Provisional Certificate, 6/2013 – 2014

HONORS AND AWARDS

Albert Einstein Distinguish Educator Fellowship Semi-Finalist -2015
11 month Professional Development working with the National Science Foundation Developing a National STEM Program

White House Student Film Festival Honorable Mention
Student Video Submission “Now They Have a Chance” 2014/(concealed information)

Washington State University Educators of Excellence Award
Nominated by former student Joseph Mangano, 2006

National Honor Roll’s Outstanding American Teachers
Nominated by former student Tiffany Elliot, 2005-2006

Who’s Who among Americas Teachers
9th Edition Volume VIII. 2004-2005

Kappa Delta Pi
International Honor Society, 1998 – 2001

Leonard Thayer Research Grant –
Publication of the “Field Trip Guide Book to the Natural History of Kittitas County Washington”
(concealed information)
(concealed information)
Central Washington University, 1998 – 2000

Anonymous Scholarship in Science and Literature – 2 Years Graduate Tuition
Central Washington University, 1998 – 2000

McNair Scholar – Graduate Assistant and Undergraduate Research Recipient
Central Washington University, 1996-2000

Brumley Memorial Scholarship and Fyfe Memorial Scholarship
Amarillo College, 1992


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

All Girls Film Festival – 2014-16
Media Educators for Excellence (MEET) – 2010-16
American Association of University Women – 1994-present
National Science Teachers Association, 2002 - present
National Earth Science Teachers Association, 1996 - present
Geological Society of America, 1996 - present
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, 1982 – 1994


PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS & ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS
Growing Scientists, Jana J. Mabry
Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation Benefit, Key Note Speaker
Snoqualmie Valley Record, March 25, 2015
Carol Ladwig, Editor
(concealed information)

North Bend students' tech video gets presidential notice
Snoqualmie Valley Record, March 14, 2014
Carol Ladwig, Reporter
(concealed information)

Now They Have a Chance, White House Film Festival Video
Honorable Mention, January 2014
Twin Falls Middle School Tech Team, You Tube Link
(concealed information)

Salish Sea Expeditions’ floating classroom aims to take the scary out of science
Mount Si High School Student Presentation, Salish Science Symposium
Seattle Times, June 6, 2009
Jean Guerrero, Reporter
(concealed information)

Cascades Mountain ECHO Magazine “Stories told, Down River” by Jim Fossett, pages 6-7 8/2010
Online Open Publication (concealed information)


Archaeological Review and Inventory of the City Heights Development Project, Cle Elum, Kittitas
County Washington. Reiss-Landrea Research Report 2(concealed information), Pages 10 & 21 7/2009
(concealed information)

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