2014 Master Teachers: John Moore
John was a faculty member at the Burlington County Institute of Technology, a CTE High School in NJ for 28 years where he designed and implemented the Environmental Studies, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, and the Geospatial Technologies Career Major Programs. During his tenure, he was the recipient of numerous state-level Teacher of the Year awards including the NJ Department of Education, NJ Department of Agriculture, NJ Audubon Society, Association of NJ Environmental Educators, NJ FFA AgriScience, and the National Association Geoscience Teachers Eastern Region Teacher of the Year. John was a Co-PI for a NASA Earth System Science Education grant, conducted climate research at the arctic’s Edge with the EarthWatch Institute, was a NAVO Sea Scholar, and conducted CubeSat research aboard NASA’s Zero-G aircraft. John is a contributing author in two texts on sustainability, and a recent text “Einstein Fellows Best Practices in STEM Education”, and has published numerous articles in educational and scientific journals. John has presented his work to the international scientific and educational community including Austria, Australia, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, and Spain.
John was an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Camden County College, and developed and instructed graduate courses for In-service teachers as part of a NASA STEM Education grant at Burlington County College. He currently facilitates graduate courses for the AMS DataStreme Project, i.e. Atmosphere, Oceans, and Earth’s Climate System. He was selected and served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Geosciences Education and Diversity Program (2009-2011).
Currently as the Director for Geosciences and STEM Education at the Palmyra Cove Nature Park and Environmental Discovery Center, he developed the Institute for Earth Observations. He is the Director of the NJ GLOBE Partnership Program and is also the Local Implementation Team Leader for the American Meteorological Society’s DataStreme Programs. John’s responsibilities also include the development of an Earth SySTEM Education Strategic Plan and the design of professional development programs for K-12 students, teachers and administrators, as well as citizen scientists that promote the study of the Earth as a System and “Observing the Earth from Space”.
John is the Executive Director of the American Council of STEM Educators. John serves as Chair of the American Meteorological Society Board on Outreach and Pre-College Education, is President-Elect for the National Earth Science Teachers Association, serves on NJ Board of Governors Math and Science Coalition, and is the NJ State Coordinator for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.