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Before coming to the Maryland State Department of Education, Mrs. Donna Clem served the Harford County Public Schools for 37 years as a science teacher, science department chair, and Science and Mathematics Academy Coordinator. She served as the counselor for the U.S. Armyís Science and Engineering Apprentice and the lead teacher for the Gains in Education of Math and Science Program at the U.S. Army Research Lab from 2005- 2010. As a curriculum writer, Mrs. Clem helped develop the HCPS biology and elementary science curricula. Recently, Mrs. Clem served on the 2009 Governorís P-20 STEM Taskforce Leadership Council of Maryland. She has received numerous awards for teaching, including being named the 2003 Teacher of the Year for Harford County Public Schools.
Prior to coming to the Maryland State Department of Education, Mrs. Booker-Dwyer was the STEM Program Director for a private school in Anne Arundel County. As STEM Program Director, Mrs. Booker-Dwyer wrote grants for STEM program funding, established partnerships with businesses and higher education, and developed integrated STEM lessons and research projects. Mrs. Booker-Dwyer has taught and developed curriculum for science at the middle school, high school, and college levels. She has worked for the College Board as an AP Biology Exam Reader and as an educational consultant for various companies. She has conducted research and published in the field of neuroscience as a doctoral candidate at The Johns Hopkins University and was a recipient of the DuPont Excellence in Teaching Award.
Raquel Marshall comes to the Maryland State Department of Education with ten years experience as an electrical engineer and nine years of experience as a STEM educator. Mrs. Marshall served as a STEM Academy Leader, Academy of Information Technology Director, and an AP Computer Science teacher for the Montgomery County Public School system. She contributed to the curriculum development of a pre-engineering 4-course pathway for high school students, and collaborated with educators from Maryland and Virginia through the University of Maryland College Park Research Experience for Teachers program to develop an engineering design rubric for a college-prep high school engineering course. Mrs. Marshall has received numerous awards including a Governorís Citation - Teacher Excellence Award, an International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Teacher Excellence Award, and an ET3 TEC Champion Leadership Award.