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VITA Mary Ann Sheline

Business Address C1-120 Mackinac Hall Grand Valley State University Phone (616)331-2265 Home Address 1908 Argentina Dr. Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506 Phone (616) 241-2412

PRESENT POSITION Grand Valley State University, Grant Administrator, Regional Math & Science Center EDUCATION 1980 University of Nebraska at Kearney, Nebraska Ed. S. Education Administration Thesis - A Study of the Problems and Attitudes of Substitute Teaching Graduate Advisor, Dr. Louis Ninegar Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania M.A. Natural Science - (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science) Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania B.S. Biology

1968 1963

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY Director, Regional Math and Science Center, Grand Valley State University 9/94 – 12/07 (Started phased retirement) Director of the Science and Mathematics Center, Grand Valley State University 9/93 – 8/94 Special Projects Coordinator for Science and Mathematics Division, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan 12/84 – 8/93 Grand Valley State General Biology II 9/86-9/90 Allendale, MI Ursuline Academy Advanced placement 9/82-6/83 Cincinnati, OH Biology Sherman High School Chemistry 9/80-1/82 Sherman, TX Physical Science Grayson Community. College Microbiology 5/80-9/80 Sherman, TX Biology Kearney State College Physical Science 1/77-12/77 Kearney, NE Ravenscroft School Life Science 4/75-6/76 Raleigh, NC The Ellis School Biological Research 9/63-6/74 Pittsburgh, PA Biological, Physical and Earth Science, Headstart PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS Director of Regional Math and Science Center. The Center serves a three county area and serves over 180,000 students and 10,000 teachers. Services provided by the Center are categorized as leadership, student services, professional development, community involvement, curriculum support, and resource clearinghouse. Programs serve to motivate and enrich student learning and enhance and develop teacher's professionalism. Collaboration with community and industry organizations is a high priority. The Center is staffed by 4.0 FTE professional, 2.5 FTE clerical and 1.0 FTE student workers and operates on a $700,000 budget that includes grant, gifts, and in-kind funding. Co-PI with Karen Meyers, present director of the RMSC, for the Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant, Michigan Mathematics and Science Teacher Leaders Collaborative. This is a statewide grant among Grand Valley State University , Saginaw Valley State University, University of Michigan, and University of Michigan – Dearborn.. It is a multi-year award for 2006 – 2009 to develop teacher leaders in science and mathematics.

Co-Director for NSF Grant # TPE-915-3904, “Teachers In Industry Strategy.” Project began January, 1992 and included administration of summer teacher internships in industry, inservice workshops based on the internships and development of teacher and administrator teams who participated in industry training sessions. Teams developed and executed a school impact plan based on their experience. Primary Administrator and Co-Project Director for NSF Grant #TPE8751919. Major project accomplishments include: established and directed twelve ten week summer industry internships for science and mathematics teachers, coordinated the writing, editing and publishing of a classroom manual, Teachers In Industry, Science and Math Activities, and developed and coordinated a teacher in-service workshop series held at six industry sites. Project Director for a NASA grant and a Michigan Space grant to partially fund activities associated with the National Science Olympiad. Project Director for two Eisenhower Higher Education Grants and two Title II Part A (3) Grants through the State of Michigan. The Science and Mathematics Leadership grants provided support for local leadership development and the Local District Education Reform Project supported science curriculum reform in participating districts. Conducted sessions at various teacher in-service workshops. “Building Science Leaders Program” – Poster presentation sharing results from science teacher leader programs at ESERA (European Science Education Research Association) Conference in Malmo, Sweden; August 2007.

“Developing Building Science Leaders” – Interactive presentation sharing results from three
teacher leader programs developed by the Regional Math & Science Center @ GVSU. • Presentations sites included: National Science Teachers Association, Annual Conference, 2005; Michigan Science Teachers Association, Annual Conference, 2006 Developed and directed: • A Strategic Planning Action Team on Curriculum for a local school district • Twenty- three successful Science Olympiad Regional Tournaments that attract over 1500 secondary students and over 250 adult volunteers, including a national tournament. • Mini-course program designed to provide rapid, broad exposure of varied topics to middle school students. • A professional development summer program for in-service teachers • Math and Science Support Service for GVSU science and mathematics majors • Science Update Seminars that serve over 250 area science teachers. • Pre-health Academic Advising plan that serves 300 GVSU students per semester. Served as a member: • Michigan Science Teachers Association Board Member • State of Michigan's Math and Science Center Network – Treasurer • State of Michigan's School Board of Education's Employability Skills Task Force. • Michigan Regional committee to increase sensitivity to the needs of underrepresented groups in science and mathematics. • State Board of Directors for the Michigan Science Olympiad. • Space Education Council, JOVE Project through NASA. Served as: • GVSU's representative to Michigan Space Grant Consortium • Representative to the Michigan Building A Presence State Board • State of Michigan High School Redesign Professional Development Action Team • Regional coordinator of the Michigan State Department of Education Science Education Improvement Plan. • Science curriculum advisor to a local school district. • Evaluator for Mid Atlantic States Independent schools. • College representative on the Michigan Science Teachers Association Board

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Michigan Association of Science Education Supervisors National and Michigan Science Teachers Association National and Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society AWARDS 1992 - Technology Quest Honor Roll "Can Doers" Award, Michigan Technology Council 2006 - Grand Valley State University Administrative and Professional Achievement Award 2009 – George G. Mallinson Award for Life Time Achievement in Science Education from Michigan Science Teachers Association PUBLICATIONS "The West Michigan Science Festival", co-authored with Karen Meyers, Science Scope, March1997; Volume 20 (6).