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About NOVA Education

NOVA Education tailors NOVA's digital resources for educators in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Our free educator library is produced according to teaching standards and includes videos, audio segments, lesson plans, and interactives designed to facilitate effective classroom integration. Please let us know how we're doing and what you might like to see. NOVA Education is committed to creating digital learning resources that work for you.


Ralph Bouquet Ralph Bouquet
NOVA Labs Outreach Coordinator, NOVA
Ralph is the NOVA Labs Outreach Coordinator and is responsible for working with educators and partner organizations to grow and support NOVA Labs' educational community. Before NOVA, Ralph taught high school biology and chemistry in Philadelphia and later developed web and mobile apps with the Canary Calendar team. Ralph received his B.A. from Harvard and focused on secondary science methods and urban education while working towards his M. Ed. from UPenn.
Daryl Choa Daryl Choa
Production Assistant, NOVA
Daryl is the NOVA Education Production Assistant and is responsible for developing new educational content and managing NOVA Education's social media platforms. Daryl received her B.S. in Biology and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she worked as an intern at the Massachusetts Academy of Sciences and mentored students in the Engage in STEM program.
Brooke Havlik Brooke Havlik
Education Manager, NOVA
As Education Manager, Brooke oversees NOVA's education initiatives that tailor digital resources for classrooms and informal education settings. Originally from the Midwest, Brooke has a B.A. in Sociology from DePauw University, and an M.S. in Environmental Studies from University of Oregon. Prior to NOVA, Brooke led education and outreach programs at Shedd Aquarium and Cooking Matters in Chicago.


The NOVA Education team is always looking for educators who would like to test our resources and provide us with feedback. If you would like to join the NOVA Education Advisory Board, please email for more information.

Kathy Biernat
St. Mary’s Visitation, Elm Grove, WI
Mary Lou Blanchette-Smith
Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy, North Windham, CT
Todd Bradley, Ph.D.
Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, IN
Nicoline Chambers
West High School, Torrance, CA
Tracey Lou Dodrill
Cocopah Middle School, Scottsdale, AZ
Dorothy Dwyer
Groton-Dunstable Middle School, Groton, MA
Elizabeth Finney
Wellston High School, Wellston, OK
Phoebe Griffith
The Mead School, Stamford, CT
Jessica Hanson
Chatfield High School, Chatfield, MN
John Heasley
Richland Center High School, Richland Center, WI
Kathy Holt
LIGO LLO, Livingston, LA
Victoria Jones
Tyner Academy, Chattanooga, TN
Barry Knight
Boiling Springs High School, Boiling Springs, SC
Michael Lowry
The McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN
Nicole Mehlhaff
Wynot Public Schools, Wynot, NE
Maggie Moore
Hononegah High School, Rockton, IL
Patricia Murphy
Palm Beach Gardens Community High School, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Marianna O’Brien
Lincoln Middle School, Santa Monica, CA
Patricia Robison
Merrillville High School, Merrillville, IN
Laticha Sotero
Hyde Leadership Charter School, Brooklyn, NY
Tim Thomas
Dr. Jonas E. Salk Elementary School, Anaheim, CA
Lee Graves
St. Francis High School, St. Francis, MN
Jill Spurlin
Van Buren Middle School, Kettering, OH
Mary Chmielecki
Qualters Middle School, Mansfield, MA
Nancy Doucimo-Garcia
Charlton Middle School, Charlton, MA
Jennifer Joiner
Kittredge Magnet School, Atlanta, GA
Ann Blythe
Alan B. Shepard Middle School, Deerfield, IL
Anna Cotton
Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, Oak Bluffs, MA
Caroline Goode
Goode STEM Learning, Buzzards Bay, MA
Andrea (Ande) Wright
Graham Junior High School, Graham, TX
Ahna Skop
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Julie LeMasters
Metamora Grade School, Metamora, IL
Mike Buttitta
Linwood Middle School, North Brunswick, NJ
Nancy Gifford
Monomoy Regional Middle School, Chatham, MA
Vincent Dionisio
Hillside High School, Hillside, NJ
V. Valkanas
Bateman Elementary School
Rob Paczkowski
Sheila Vemu