Mark Greenman

Mark Greenman


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Over a 30-plus year career as a Professional Educator, Mark Greenman has served as a physics teacher, teacher mentor, K-12 computer director, K-12 math director and K-12 science director for Marblehead Public Schools, a school district just north of Boston Massachusetts. His depth of understanding and passion for the intertwining of math and science support Mark’s passion for science and a philosophy that can be succinctly expressed as “nature speaks.” His teaching style is that of a facilitator and arbiter of intellectual debate. New ideas are paraded in front of students through laboratory experiences that lead to dialog, debate, and directed consensus. Nature is presented as the final authority.

Mark’s class whether for young adults, new teachers, or veteran teachers is filled with high expectations for all, lively and respectful dialog, and humor. In addition to his success as a classroom teacher, over 400 Massachusetts teachers have benefited from Mark’s knowledge and success by participating in laboratory-based summer institutes focused on improving content knowledge and pedagogy in high school physics classrooms. Mark has taught these programs for the past 15 years through grants awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Mark has published articles in teaching methodology, teacher preparation, computer education, electrodynamics and electronics, and he shares best practices and his enthusiasm for teaching and learning through presentations and workshops at national and regional conferences.

Mark holds a M.S. in physics from Syracuse University, a B.S. in physics with a minor in mathematics from Hofstra University.

Leadership in STEM Ed

2012-present Research Fellow and Master Teacher In Residence, Boston University Physics Department (PhysTECH program)

2011-present Science Consultant (MA RTTT), MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

1999-present Program Director, Marblehead Science Matters: summer institutes for K-12 physical science educators

2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching for the state of Massachusetts 2009-11 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship

Awards & Recognitions

Paul W. Zitzewitz Award for Excellence in Pre-College Physics Teaching

Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) Teacher of the Year Award from Essex County

Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators

Inductee Sigma Pi Sigma – Physics National Honor Society

Kappa Mu Epsilon – Math National Honor Society

Massachusetts Educational Technology Advisory Council’s Path Finder award North Shore Science Supervisors’ Exemplary Teacher award