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Jamie Gay

Jamie Gay

2016 Fellow
Longmont High School
Longmont, Colorado

Teaching Discipline

Biology and Life Sciences

Why Science

“I love science as a discipline because it is so interconnected and impacts so much of our lives.”

Professional Experience

During her undergraduate studies, Jamie worked as a teaching assistant for freshmen in the school’s leadership program. In this role, she planned lessons for a recitation of 10 students and helped write assessments. Additionally, Jamie lived in Uppsala, Sweden for six months as part of a study abroad exchange program. While there, she studied neuroscience and philosophy. Jamie also lived in Bocas del Toro, Panama for three months. As a research assistant with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, she studied the effects of ocean acidification and warming on the interactions between coral and bio-eroding sponges. Jamie began teaching full time at Longmont High School in the fall of 2015.


Jamie enjoys mountain bike racing, ski racing, hiking, traveling, baking, knitting and writing.

Academic Background

  • University of Colorado, Boulder (Master of Arts in Education Curriculum and Instruction)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder (Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences)


Teachers have a responsibility to share their understanding of the world around them and how to interact with it. This includes content knowledge, practical skills, and scholar skills.

Jamie Gay
2016 Fellow