Bree comes to the Center from Ross University School of Medicine, where she was the Curriculum Director and a member of faculty in Center for Teaching and Learning. Bree spent 7 years as a classroom science teacher. Bree taught in urban and rural settings in the US and overseas. While in the classroom, Bree was involved in the implementation of AP science courses and Project Lead the Way in rural schools as well as collaborating with other teachers to develop place-based curriculum on climate change. She received a teacher researcher grant and had the opportunity to spend several summers researching topics like anaerobic respiration in bacteria, uranium mining and environmental change, and the tensile strength of plant fibers.
Bree and her husband Doug have two children and two three-legged dogs. Bree enjoys reading, creative activities like cooking or making jewelry, watching movies and touring the Black Hills with her family. She is also a PhD student at the University of Idaho, studying culturally sustaining teaching in science education.
Please join us in welcoming Bree to South Dakota.