Christine Chew

christine chewChristine Chew is an advanced doctoral student studying Science Education and reform implementation. She currently serves as a research assistant for the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant Building Capacity for Ambitious Science Teaching & Next Generation Science Standards Through Networked Improvement Communities that provides professional development and fosters networks for practicing science teachers in the region.  Christine has also served as an instructor for the secondary science methods course for the alternative teacher certification program, a coach for secondary teacher candidates, and as the research assistant for the Noyce Teaching Scholars program. Her research interests center around ownership, professional roles, and instructional reform enactments, particularly with respect to science and technology.  Christine is interested in understanding the critical targets for ownership and related roles and responsibilities that teachers, coaches and administrators take in successful reform initiatives that drive students to create more rigorous evidenced-based explanations that model big ideas in science.   

Christine taught chemistry, biology and bio/chem at Redmond High School.  Formerly the Executive Director of College Access Now, she led and grew the Seattle non-profit organization dedicated to making college admission possible for talented, motivated and economically disadvantaged students who will be the first generation in their families to attend college.  Christine has also worked in the environmental science and computer technology industries.