The Lewis and Clark multidisciplinary unit was a team effort by the following individuals:
Naomi Brown was the South Central Regional winner of the Technology & Learning Teacher of the Year Award in 1996 for her excellence in science instruction. She has also worked with Rice University to author Web sites that explore the ecology of the Texas rivers and the monarch butterfly migrations.
Betsy Hedberg-keramidas is a teacher and freelance curriculum writer who has published lesson plans in a variety of subjects. Her subject specialties include Socials Studies, Science, Language Arts and Humanities. In addition to curriculum writing, she has developed Web sites and assisted teachers in incorporating the Internet into their classrooms.
Michelle D. Hollenbeck
Michelle "Missy" Hollenbeck teaches Language Arts and Social Studies in addition to an Amateur Radio class, which she developed and implemented. In September of 1996, her students were selected to talk to the space shuttle Atlantis via amateur radio. Missy has written several articles about amateur radio for various publications and has been honored for her efforts. She is involved in several community service organizations and projects and also enjoys electronics, music and theatrical productions.
Michele Israel has been an educator in varied capacities for more than 20 years. As founder and director of Educational Consulting Group, Israel currently serves nonprofit and educational institutions, providing services including strategic planning, educational product development and project management. In addition, she produces learning materials and writes articles for companies such as PBS, Education World and CNN/Turner Learning.
Lisa Prososki is an independent educational consultant who taught middle school and high school social studies, English, reading, and technology courses for twelve years. Prososki has worked with PBS TeacherSource and has authored many lesson plans for various PBS programs over the past five years. In addition to conducting workshops for teachers at various state and national conventions, Prososki has also worked as an editor and authored one book, and works with corporate clients creating training materials.
Elizabeth Skipper has 13 years of experience in an interactive classroom. Her background includes a knowledge of educational technology and integration of technology in curricula. In addition to teaching middle school mathematics and language arts, she has also served as a mentor and demonstration teacher for teacher education students at Southeastern Louisiana University. She has given over 30 presentations to educators, local communities and the media on mathematics reforms and other topics. Elizabeth also stays active in local community service organizations.
Lydia Whirlwind Soldier
Lydia Whirlwind Soldier is an Indian Studies Curriculum Specialist for grades K-12 and has developed Indian Studies material and coordinated efforts to integrate these materials into the instructional program at the appropriate grade level. She also serves as a part-time instructor at Sinte Gleska University in South Dakota teaching Indian and Multicultural Education. Lydia is involved in many state and local education, advisory and media committees. She has also given presentations at the Smithsonian Institute and the Museum of the American Indian in Sweden concerning Lakota culture and art. She is a published author of several articles and plans to publish an anthology of Northern Plains poetry.