Seattle Public Schools

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Mary Margaret Welch serves as the K-12 Science Program Manager for Seattle Public Schools.  Formerly, she served as secondary instructional science specialist for the Seattle School District supporting teachers to improve their pedagogy, assessment and curriculum.  Ms. Welch is a celebrated science educator who has served as a classroom teacher, a curriculum leader, dean of academics, student advisor, professional development coach and school administrator.  In her tenure she has taught children from kindergarten through college.  MaryMargaret was named the National Outstanding Science Education Leader for 2019. Ms. Welch has been recognized for her excellence in teaching with several awards including Puget Sound ESD Teacher of the Year, Washington State Outstanding Biology Teacher, Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence, Pacific Science Center’s Excellence in Education. Welch has earned both a BS and MS in biology, a MEd in Educational Administration and completed the Non- profit Management Certification Program at the University of Washington. 

MaryMargaret’s mission and passion is to act as a catalyst to empower all youth with knowledge and skills, through equitable inspirational educational opportunities, to ensure all children can realize their full potential and serve as a contributing member of our multicultural global community.

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