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Denise Torrisi is a passionate and effective educator for middle school science students; for the past 17 years, she has offered rich content with a student driven base. Designing lessons where students are allowed exploration over lecture to build curiosity and a greater connection to the content at hand. A safe, creative, learning environment is strived for and shifting students into a growth mindset is an ongoing goal in her classroom. She has been in the past and currently a mentor for new teachers with the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA and in leadership roles within her district and at the Alameda County Office of Education with SPFII, Science Partnership for Instructional Innovation. She offers insights from inside the classroom shining light on techniques and strategies to assist teachers and administration alike, both one on one and during quarterly workshops.
Position: STEM curriculum expert