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Carol Stoll

2014 Fellow
People's Preparatory Charter School
Newark, New Jersey

While completing her undergraduate studies in biology at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), Carol began volunteering as a tutor. She also worked with high school students as both a residential advisor for a college enrichment program and a group leader for a youth development camp. These experiences solidified her decision to pursue teaching as a profession.

In addition to her volunteer work, Carol worked as a summer research assistant at a neuroscience lab at Weill Cornell Medical College. Through this position, she performed brain histology studies on mice to study the effect of pro-neurotrophins on neuronal death. As a participant in an ecology and conservation program sponsored by Duke University and the Organization for Tropical Studies, she performed ecological fieldwork and research in South Africa. At the completion of the program, she presented her findings in a formal scientific paper and at a research symposium held at Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in the country.

To fulfill her desire to work with students on a daily basis, she enrolled in the Master of Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, following her graduation from WUSTL. Carol loves teaching and being outdoors. She is especially passionate about teaching students about nature. Through the KSTF Teaching Fellows Program, she expects “to gain a community of like-minded people where we can discuss important issues and best practices to improve STEM education.”

In her spare time, Carol enjoys spending time with family and friends, skiing, and painting. As a teaching intern at Boston Arts Academy, she was able to combine her love of art with teaching science. She hopes to continue to find innovative ways to integrate science with the arts in her teaching career.

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We need to work to make teaching a respected profession in our society. There should be rigorous training, support, and opportunities for growth within the teaching profession, not only for those moving to administration or policy.

Carol Stoll
2014 Fellow