The Elements of STEMAZing Teacher Professional Development

  • It's hands-on and engaging.
  • Facilitators are master educators who have themselves been classroom teachers.
  • It includes all the equipment and supplies needed for teachers to implement the lessons and activities in their own classrooms the very next day.

Meet the Director of The STEMAZing Project, DaNel Hogan

photograph of DaNel HoganDaNel Hogan is the Director of The STEMAZing Project for the Office of the Pima County School Superintendent. Before returning to Tucson, DaNel served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC. While in DC, DaNel was involved in national level STEM issues and particularly focused on K-Gray Energy Literacy.

Prior to her Einstein Fellowship, DaNel Hogan was a physics teacher for nine years, including three years right here in Tucson at Catalina Foothills High School. DaNel has experience teaching Conceptual, Advanced Placement and Concurrent College Credit Physics. She also taught Physical Science and STEM Research and served as Science Department Chair for four years while in Idaho.

DaNel has extensive experience with a wide range of STEM student competitions, a variety of professional teaching organizations, providing teacher professional development, and organizing and participating in STEM initiatives at the local, state, and national levels. She is excited to bring her expertise and experience to Pima County to positively impact the quality of STEM education.

Beyond engaging students in hands-on experiences, DaNel has been invited to speak at a number of meetings and events. These include the Workforce Investment Board meeting, the elementary-level awards ceremony at the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Fair, STEM night at Mansfeld Magnet Middle School – STEM Plus, and guest speaking at Joyce Clark Middle School in Sierra Vista, Colonel Smith Middle School and Colonel Johnston Elementary School at Ft. Huachuca.