Bev DeVore-Wedding, PhD, currently an assistant professor in the School of Education at Adams State University in Alamosa, CO, taught secondary science and mathematics for 28 years on the
western slope of Colorado in rural schools. She implemented place-and project-based instruction in both mathematics and science courses. She served Colorado Association of Science Teachers (CAST), first as a District III Secondary Representative and then in the presidential chain, 1998–2009. CAST recognized her as science
teacher of the year in 2011. From there, she served one term, 2009–2012 as the District XIV Director (Arizona, Colorado & Utah) on National Science Teaching Associations Council and as
the Director of High School Science Teaching on their Board, 2013–2016. She reviews curricula for alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), provides professional development for NGSS implementation and best practices in STEM instruction.