Nancy Wright is an elementary science specialist in Hayward Unified School District, teaching first through sixth grade students for the past seven years. She currently teaches third through sixth grade science at Lorin Eden Elementary School and serves as the Science Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA), leading the implementation of the Next Generation Science
Standards (NGSS) for her district. Nancy earned a B.A. in human development from California State University, East Bay. She is certified to teach multiple subjects to elementary students, teach integrated science to students in kindergarten through ninth grade, and teach biological sciences up to 12th grade. She was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2016. In the classroom, Nancy increases students’ wonder for science using hands-on activities and utilizing student academic discourse. As the district’s TOSA, Nancy supports science teachers through one-on-one coaching and writing sample curriculum. Nancy plans and delivers science professional development for K-12 science teachers in her district.