Being recognized as a Presidential Awardee provided me a network of colleagues across the country. This network has provided support, encouragement, and a sounding board for many topics. I feel fortunate to have worked with so many outstanding educators.

Christine Royce Scranton, PA | 7-12, Science, 1997

Dr. Christine Anne Royce is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education & co-directs the M.A.T. in STEM Education at Shippensburg University (2002-present). Previously, she was at Bishop Hannan High School; Monroe County AVTS; University of Scranton as a graduate assistant; Central Middle School; and St. Hedwig's Parochial School. She served as the ‘18-‘19 president for the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA). Her scholarly focus is on science education, STEM instruction, the integration of children’s literature into science, and integration of digital tools and technology into classrooms. She is an NSTA Press author for Teaching Science Through Trade Books & serves as the column author for Teaching Through Trade Books which appears in Science and Children. During her K-12 teaching experience, Christine helped students make real world connections to their environment and interest them in how science is found within all aspects of daily life. Christine was named a 1997 Presidential Awardee while at Monroe County AVTS where the design of her application focused on how the career and technical fields utilized science. She is the recipient of the NSTA’s Fellow Award (2016) and Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators’ Teacher Educator of the Year Award (2010). Christine received her Ed.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, & Technology Education – Science Education from Temple University. She holds an M.A. in curriculum & instruction, Delaware State University; M.S. in administration & supervision, University of Scranton; and M.B.A. with graduate certificates in Business Analytics and Advanced Business Studies from Shippensburg University. Her B.S.Ed. in elementary education is from Cabrini College.

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