Dorian has a passion for sharing the wonders of NASA's science and exploration with others across all age levels! For over three decades, she taught public school in both special and general education settings across all grade levels. She was an Einstein Fellow Finalist and achieved National Board Certification in Science Education, served on numerous education working groups, and wrote science curriculum for the country. She now serves as NASA’s “Global Precipitation Measurement” (GPM) mission’s Education and Outreach Coordinator, and she develops resources to help share the science, technology, and real-world applications of GPM with others. She is a Mentor GLOBE trainer, a member of the GLOBE Education Working Group, and supports the GLOBE field campaigns. Her most recent project is leading an effort to engage Lifelong Learners with The GLOBE Campaign’s Citizen Science efforts.
GPM-GLOBE Collaborating Missions
The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission Education and Public Outreach team is working with the Global Learning to Benefit the Enviroment (GLOBE) program to facilitate teachers collecting precipitation data with their students and connect them with scientists and researchers in their geographic area, as well as have GPM scientists use the collected data. For more information visit http://www.globe.gov/web/gpm.
GPM Outreach Specialist
NASA/GSFC ADNET/612 - Greenbelt, MD
June 2011 - Present
Science Teacher- secondary schools
MCPS - Maryland
September 1999 - March 2013
Elementary School Teacher
MCPS and FCPS - Maryland
September 1982 - September 1999
- Pre-School Special Education: Early Childhood Education Program, MCPS
- Elementary Special and General Education Teacher: K through 6th grades, FCPS and MCPS
- Middle School Math, Computer Technology, and Science Teacher: 6,7, and 8th grades, MCPS
- High School Science: "Matter and Energy" course, grade 9, MCPS
- In-service Teacher courses: "Life in Our Environment", "Astronomy", "Early Childhood Assessment"
1976-1980: University of Maryland, College Park, awarded BS in Special and General Education, K through 12
1980-1982: University of Houston, Clear Lake City, awared MS in Special Education, Early Childhood
1998-2001: Johns Hopkins University, awarded Certification in Earth/Space Science through Maryland Space Grant
2009- 2011: Doctoral level work in Science Curriculum and Development, University of Maryland, College Park
National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA)
1998 - Present
2013 - Present