Jeanine Gelhaus is nationally board certified int he area of early adolescent science and currently teaches middle level life and Earth science for Medford Public Schools in central Wisconsin. She continually tells her students, "I am expecting GREAT things from you. YOU will make a difference in our world.
Jeanine holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. She completed her Masters in Environmental Science at that university and became part of their adjunct teaching faculty in 1999. She is an Honorary Associate for the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she presents workshops and develops curriculum on the topic of nanotechnology for their Chemical Engineering Department. Jeanine continually offers workshops and trainings on a variety of other educational and science-related topics for organizations such as National Science Teachers Association, Wisconsin Education Association and the Wisconsin Academy of Staff Development Initiative.
Jeanine is a teacher leader. She was selected from a national pool of over 1100 candidates to serve the US Department of Education as a 2008-2009 Teacher Ambassador Fellow. She was also selected to be a NAEP Test Review Panelist, is a consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, earned the 2007 Presidential Award for Excellence in science teaching, the Wisconsin Society of Science Teacher's Educator of Excellence Award, the Wisconsin Environmental Education Award and Fulbright Fellowships to Japan and South Africa. Jeanine is a global educator. Through her travels to almost every continent, Jeanine has been able to inspire teachers around the world to make a difference by helping them develop environmental curricula for their schools and universities.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.