Dr. Thom Reinhardt

Over a decade of classroom science, engineering and mathematics teaching experience, Thom synthesized progressive pedagogical practices to engage students in rigorous STEM learning. His use of hands-on, project-based, and contextualized approaches integrated with social-emotional and culturally responsive awareness generated impressive student gains in urban high schools. By applying similar principles to engage adult learners, he has motivated groups of teachers and administrators to focus on the incredible potential of high-quality STEM programs. Recently, he has led nationally-recognized NGSS curriculum development projects, school leader learning sessions, and science pedagogy coursework. His doctoral research integrated these ideas and experience to investigate teacher empowerment through the use of student learning artifacts. Dr. Reinhardt continues to bring a human-centered research approach to public school leadership.

From Engagement to Assessment: Bringing the NGSS to Life