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Resource Team

The CEEMS resource team consists of experienced educators, engineers, and scientists who coach and mentor the teacher participants as they develop and implement their challenge and design-based units.  The resource team provides the teachers with professional development and coaching during the Summer Institute and continues to provide support throughout the academic year.

Dennis Dupps

Mr. Dennis Dupps

Education: M.Ed. – University of Cincinnati

Positions Held: Indian Hill High School: Teacher, Department Chairperson, Computer Coordinator, Technology Facilitator

Areas of Expertise: Technology Teacher and Resource Support; Video Productions; Engineering Instruction (five years); High School Teaching

Dr. David Vernot

Dr. David Vernot

Education: Ph. D., Curriculum and Educational Technology – Miami University; M.Ed., Science Education – Miami University; B.A., Physics – Case Western Reserve University

Positions Held: Butler County Educational Service Center, Curriculum Consultant; University of Cincinnati, Ohio Department of Education, various projects; Fairfield City School District, 30 years Upper Elementary through High School; Science Curriculum Support, K-12

Areas of Expertise: Science standards implementation (state and national); Integrating Common Core ELA in science classrooms; Instructional strategies and formative assessment techniques

Tim Dugan

Mr. Tim Dugan

Education: M.Ed., Administration – Xavier University

Positions Held: Princeton High School, 28 years Social Studies teacher; Princeton City Schools, 5 years Administrator (Director of School Improvement, Assessment, Technology);
Currently, University of Cincinnati, Adjunct Instructor (Social Studies Methods, Classroom Management, Educational Technology)

Areas of Expertise: Challenge Based Learning; Classroom Instruction; Teacher Evaluation including the use of Value Added scores (new Ohio Teacher Evaluation system uses this to evaluate all teachers) and all forms of educational technologies (hardware/software).

Tom Vinciguerra

Mr. Tom Vinciguerra

Education: B.S., Chemical Engineering – University of Cincinnati

Positions Held: Patheon Pharmaceuticals, Director of Operations (retired); Sanofi Aventis, Director Facilities; Hoechst Marion Roussel, Director of Manufacturing

Areas of Expertise: Pharmaceutical Operations and Manufacturing; Good Manufacturing Practices; Environmental Heath & Safety; Six Sigma; Lean Manufacturing; Continuous Improvement; Strategic and Organizational Planning Leadership; Associate Development and Team Building

Dr. Rob Rapaport

Dr. Rob Rapaport

Education: Ph.D., Environmental Engineering and Chemistry – University of Minnesota

Positions Held: Procter & Gamble, Associate Director Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs (retired)

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Engineering; Chemistry; Microbiology

Dr. Kimya Moyo

Dr. Kimya Moyo

Education: Ed.D. – University of Cincinnati

Positions Held: Cincinnati Public Schools, Math teacher (retired);
currently, Cincinnati Public Schools Auxiliary Services, Math tutor

Area of Expertise: Mathematics High School Education; Pedagogy

Meri Johnson

Ms. Meri Johnson

Education: M.A., Education – Northern Kentucky University; B.S., Education – Miami University; Adult/Adolescent Youth Science Certification – National Board Certification; Continuing Education for Supervision Certification – Xavier University

Positions Held: Clermont County Schools, Science Educator;
currently, Clermont County Educational Service Center, Science Curriculum Consultant

Areas of Expertise: Science Curriculum; Effective Instruction; Teacher Professional Development and Assessent

Lori Cargile

Ms. Lori Cargile

Education: Doctoral Candidate, Curriculum & Instruction; MAT, Middle School Math & Science Education – Emory University; Principal Licenses, PK-6, 4-9, 7-12 – Xavier University; B.S., Mathematics – Spelman College

Positions Held: 10 years Math teacher; 4 years Teacher Evaluator; 4 years Assistant Principal

Areas of Expertise: Middle School Math; Secondary Math Teacher Preparation

Jack Broering

Mr. Jack Broering

Education: B.S., Chemical Engineering – University of Dayton

Positions Held: The Dow Chemical Company, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Six Sigma Black Belt Project Leader & Research Engineer;
currently, Training Course Developer and Instructor for two libraries; Documentation Developer for small office business practices

Areas of Expertise: Computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and more); Experimental design and other statistical methods; Engineering Design and Practices

Pamela Truesdell

Ms. Pamela Truesdell

Education: B.A. and MAT in History; B.S. Education-University of Cincinnati

Positions Held: Teacher, Cincinnati Public Schools, 30 years, taught history, mathematics, computer science, and engineering; Fellow, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program at the National Science Foundation

Areas of Expertise: Helped school obtain Project Lead the Way National Certification in 2011; authored book, Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction:  How do I infuse real world problem solving into science, technology, and math?