Janet has been the lead designer for over twenty SEPUP curricula units in physical science, physics, earth science, space science, and engineering. She contributed to the initial creation of SEPUP’s middle school course, Issues and Earth Science, as the Project Coordinator, Field Test Coordinator, and first author. She led the development or revision for half of SEPUP’s middle school course, Issues and Physical Science, Second Edition, and developed several high school units as part of the Science and Global Issues project. Most recently, Janet was the Project Coordinator and a lead author for the redesign of SEPUP’s three-year Issues and Science middle school sequence that incorporated the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Before joining SEPUP, Janet served for seven years as a high school physics teacher and as a Dean of Students in public and private schools in Massachusetts, New York, and California. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester, a Master’s Degree in Science Education from the University of Massachusetts- Amherst, and completed graduate study in Education of the Deaf at Gallaudet University.