Dick is an experienced middle school science teacher who retired after teaching 7th, 8th and 9th grades in a suburban school district outside Buffalo, NY. Dick began with SEPUP in the early 1990’s. He went to a workshop and received a free kit. He went to second workshop and got another. He traveled to California and became a SEPUP fellow and got 3 more kits. His love for the materials and SEPUP approach lead him to become a writer, developer and field test teacher for the full year courses and modules.
Before working with SEPUP, Dick was a trainer for the Johnson brothers in co-operative learning and for Dr. Bernice McCarthy is learning styles. Now in semi-retirement, he has worked in large urban districts like Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, in state adoption of SEPUP in Delaware, Michigan and Indiana, and in small districts throughout the country.
“Helping teachers improve student learning through the use of SEPUP materials is always exciting. I cannot think of a better vocation than teaching science.”