• Kathy Malone has been practicing Modeling Instruction in Physics since 1995 when she attended her first Modeling Instruction workshop at Arizona State University. She was hooked on the pedagogy especially after she discovered the improved performance of her students on the FCI. She has promoted the pedagogy by doing summer workshops and conference presentations ever since. Kathy’s desire to learn ‘why” her students demonstrated such improved performance on the FCI led her to enter and complete a PhD in Cognition and Instruction in Physics education from Carnegie Mellon in 2006. During this time she also started a Modeling Teachers Institute at her school, Shady Side Academy, which offered one week introductory modeling instruction courses. Kathy was also instrumental in helping her school switch to a physics first course sequence which stressed modeling instruction in all introductory science courses. Kathy previously served on the AMTA board as secretary. During her time as secretary she instituted the AMTA newsletter, The Whiteboard, and was instrumental in helping AMTA gain NSTA affiliate status.  Kathy served as an Einstein Fellow at the National Science Foundation through March 2014 and as a post-doc at University of Pittsburgh’s Learning Research and Development Center till August 2014.  She is currently an assistant professor in science education at The Ohio State University. Kathy Malone is very excited to work with the executive board to make the most of these opportunities and create additional ones as the country and AMTA meet the new challenges of the NGSS.