Program Officer, Teacher Development
Prior to joining KSTF in June 2015, Steven Stevenoski taught junior high and high school science in Wisconsin for 28 years. His teaching experience spans a range of disciplines, including life science, physical science, earth science, physics, chemistry, biology, and integrated science and natural science for at risk students.
In addition to his work in the classroom, Steven has worked as a teacher researcher. With Dr. Lawrence Lawver of The University of Texas at Austin, he conducted marine seismic geophysics aboard an icebreaker, investigating hydrothermal vents and micro-tectonic plates in the Antarctic and the Arctic. For 15 years, he has been actively involved in education outreach for the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s IceCube Neutrino Observatory. In support of this project, the biggest research project ever attempted in Antarctica, Steven has worked with Dr. James Madsen to conduct polar science and particle physics outreach to teachers, graduate students and undergraduate students. He helped to develop a program for students in the University of Wisconsin–River Falls Upward Bound Program that teaches science and mathematics with a polar/particle science theme. Steven also worked to prepare teacher researchers for their work at the South Pole station and the IceCube detector at the South Pole.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from Saint John’s University and a Master of Science Teaching in physics from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls. In 2005, Steven received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers.
Steven is married to Nancy, an elementary educator. They have two children, Savannah and Simon. In his spare time, Steven enjoys downhill skiing, biking, running and traveling.