Curriculum and Professional Development Specialist at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Nicole Ross is a Curriculum Writer and Professional Development Specialist at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA). She writes new STEM curricula for the State of Illinois and provides professional development to classroom teachers. Nicole received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Neuroscience at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD., and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a focus on Chemistry from North Carolina State University.
Nicole’s career began in academic research before moving into the field of education. While transitioning to Secondary Education, she worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Community College level. Upon receiving certification in the State of Illinois, she taught a variety of science courses at the high school level before moving into her current position at IMSA.