Ask Mrs. Gorman to describe herself in five words or less, and she will say, “I am a teacher!” Upon further review, anyone would agree! From the basement of her childhood home with a blackboard on the wall, when she used to instruct imaginary students, to teaching acting in Philadelphia, to being a nationally certified riding instructor, to designing a “Train the Trainers” course for the then largest brigade in the US Army, teaching has dominated Mrs. Gorman’s life!
Mrs. Gorman is in her twelfth year as a Science Teacher at Memorial, teaching both 7th grade science and Memorial's Citizen Science Education Program. During summer 2019, Mrs. Gorman served on a National Science Foundation (Washington, D.C.) Review Board, took students to Detroit, Michigan as part of the GLOBE program Student Learning Experience, participated in an invite-only professional development opportunity on models/modeling in the classroom, and wrote curriculum for the Medford Township science program.
Mrs. Gorman is an alumnus fellow of the National Science Teacher Association's (NSTA) New Science Teacher Academy, and a recipient of a New Jersey Science Teacher Association's (NJSTA) Maitland Simmons Scholarship. In 2013, she was named the American Meteorological Society's (AMS) Distinguished K12 Educator, and in 2014, Mrs. Gorman won both the New Jersey and the Eastern Region Outstanding Earth Science Teacher awards from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) and Geological Society of America (GSA). Mrs. Gorman is the national lead educator for the NASA/NOAA GOES-R series, the newest group of weather satellites. She is also a recently appointed member of the 100Kin10 STEM Initiative Teacher Forum. Last, but not least, Mrs. Gorman is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. This award comes from the President and is the highest award any US science teacher can receive.
Ms. G- and her favorite horse, Lucky!