Jeff Remington retired with thirty-five years of secondary classroom STEM teaching experience in the Palmyra School District as well as twenty-five years of experience as an adjunct in both the graduate and undergraduate STEM Education programs at Lebanon Valley College. He sees his current work with Penn State’s Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) as an opportunity to share his passion, classroom career experiences, and wisdom with a highly respected STEM Education leader.
For decades, Jeff has used his role as a STEM teacher trainer and consultant around the world to transform educational systems for resource-challenged countries like Haiti as well as resource-rich countries such as the United Arab Emirates. Jeff strives to move classroom STEM experiences from siloed and contrived to authentic, innovative, and transdisciplinary with the vital embedded thread of workforce development.
As one of ten National STEM Teacher Ambassadors (National Science Teaching Association/National Council of Math Teachers), Jeff has helped to inform and transform STEM policy at national, state, and local levels. He is most noted for his grassroots efforts to reimagine how STEM could be taught in Pennsylvania through revising the 2002 PA Science, Technology, Engineering, Environment, and Ecology Academic Standards. Jeff was the only practicing teacher who served on both the steering and content committees for the newly revised standards.
As an adjunct at Lebanon Valley College, Jeff was the recipient of the prestigious Nevelyn J. Knisley Faculty Award for Inspirational Teaching. As a classroom teacher, Jeff has received numerous local awards. At the national level, Jeff received the Paul DeHart Hurd Award for exemplary teaching performance and leadership in middle-level science education as well as the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). At the international level, Jeff was a 2020 Top Fifty Finalist for the million-dollar Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize selected from a field of over twelve thousand nominated teachers around the world.