K-12 Education & Outreach Coordinator
Stephanie Killingsworth is responsible for implementing the Scientist in Every Florida School Project primarily in central and the southern portions of Florida. In this role, she provides professional development for teachers as well as connects teachers and their classrooms to scientists through a variety of platforms, with focus on cultivating long term collaboration. She is based in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Killingsworth is a national and state recognized former gifted middle school science teacher from Palm Beach County. She is passionate about providing innovative experiences for students to engage in science both in and out of the classroom. Of note, she led a long term project in which her students travelled, collaborated and problem solved on site with scientists to build sustainable water retrieval systems in Bawal, India. She also established a student driven non-profit, Surface 71, aimed at raising public awareness on the impact plastics have on marine environments. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Kansas.