Beverly DeVore-Wedding, Ph.D., currently part-time Chemistry faculty at Nebraska Indian Community College, Macy Nebraska, taught secondary science and mathematics for 28 years on the western slope of Colorado in rural schools. I implemented place- and project-based instruction in both mathematics and science courses. I served the Colorado Association of Science Teachers (CAST), first as a District III Secondary Representative, in the presidential chain, from 1998–2009, as the District II College/Informal Representative, 2021-23, and as the Secretary, 2023-2024. I was recognized as the CAST science teacher of the year in 2011. I served one term, 2009–2012 as the District XIV Director (Arizona, Colorado & Utah) on the National Science Teaching Association's Council and as the Director of High School Science Teaching on their Board, 2013–2016. I review curricula for alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and provide professional development for NGSS implementation.