About the Teacher
My name is Kristen Drury. This is my 12th year at William Floyd High School (located on Long Island, NY) teaching Advanced Placement chemistry, honors chemistry, Regents chemistry, general chemistry, and forensics. I earned a Bachelors in chemistry and a Masters in education at Stony Brook University. I am currently working on a PhD at Stony Brook University in Chemical Education.
I have been flipping my classroom since 2011 and I am currently a huge fan of the EDpuzzle flipping website. I am also a Remind connected educator and certified trainer. Ask me about either! I love to talk about science education. I believe process oriented guided inquiry learning has been integral in my classroom as well as cooperative groups. Sharing ideas and best practices with others is so important to me. Please feel free to use anything I have on the website. Be aware that many of the resources are "borrowed" and modified to fit my instructional practices.
In 2014 I was chosen to become a New York State Master Teacher, along with 70 other teachers on Long Island. Our goal is to provide professional development for STEM teachers in NYS and create more meaningful STEM experiences for our students. The Long Island chemistry cohort created a group that meets to share ideas. If you are interested, please find more information at www.LIACTS.com
I was awarded the 2016 Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award. This award will allow me to attend more conferences and participate in more professional development activities in order to continue to grow as a science educator. I am very excited and thankful for this unexpected recognition.
During this school year I attended the facilitators training with POGIl in San Antonio, Texas. I am also attending the POGIL Advanced Practitioners training in Pennsylvania this June as well as the Northeast regional POGIL meeting. I was selected to be an AP Chemistry Reader (grader) in Salt Lake City this June. In July, I plan on attending the ChemEd conference in South Dakota. I will be presenting POGIL techniques at ChemEd. In August i will be training new chemistry teachers at Stony Brook University (details on www.Liacts.com) and I will be presenting "How to Flip Your Classroom" at the ACS conference in Washington D.C. I look forward to meeting new teachers and growing as a teacher!
In my free time I like to run, practice yoga, knit, crochet, bake, and play with my French Bulldog puppies Ozzie and Ellie :)