• I was first introduced to Modeling Instruction during my Master of Natural Science Degree program at Arizona State University in ’09 and have been utilizing the pedagogy ever since. Modeling Instruction hit a chord, and opened a curiosity within me that I knew I had to bring to my own classroom.  I quickly saw improvements as my students were more engaged, involved in deeper discourse, and thinking more like scientists. My involvement with Modeling Instruction evolved as I helped develop the first set of middle school Modeling resources, and have started to lead middle school science workshops.  AMTA members and staff continue to inspire me and my teaching practices.   I look forward to the future of AMTA and will do my best to be a committed team player.