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Discovery Education Curriculum Team

  • Dale Fulton

    Mr. Dale Fulton

    Chief Academic Officer, Discovery Education

    Over 38 years educational experience:

    -     Classroom teacher; high school department chair
    -     Foreign Language/English Supervisor
    -     Director of High School Instruction and Achievement
    -     Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction


  • Dr. Patricia A. Hagan

    Dr. Patricia A. Hagan

    Director Content Development, Discovery Education

    Over 30 years educational experience:

    -     Accomplished classroom teacher
    -     Department chair leading her colleagues implementation of 5E model
    -     District-level curriculum coordinator
    -     Educational consultant and national expert in implementing the 5E Instructional Model



  • Mr. William McDonald

    Mr. William McDonald

    Director of Curriculum and Development, Science and Mathematics, Discovery Education

    Over 36 years educational experience:

    -     Elementary/Middle School Science, Mathematics and Technology Teacher
    -     Elementary Science Supervisor
    -     Principal Investigator, NSF Science 
    -     Systemic Reform Grant
    -     Director of Curriculum Development, K-12
    -     Director of Elementary Instruction and Achievement

  • David Marsland

    David Marsland

    Content Specialist, K-12 Science Techbook

    34 years educational experience:

    -     Accomplished middle/high school science teacher and science department chair 
    -     District science specialist
    -     Principal Investigator, NSF and Department of Education grants
    -     Director of Science Teacher Professional Development, Smithsonian Institution
    -     Inquiry curriculum development specialist and published author

  • Mr. Matthew Cwalina

    Mr. Matthew Cwalina

    Director of High School Science

    Over 15 years of educational experience:

    -     High School Chemistry and Middle School Physical Science teacher
    -     Science Lead Teacher (K-12)
    -     Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Science and Technology (P-12)
    -     Member of the Critical Stakeholder Review Team for the Next Generation Science Standards

  • Kevin Jenkins

    Kevin Jenkins

    Content Specialist, 6-12 Social Studies Techbook

    17 years educational experience:

    -     Classroom teacher, middle and high school Social Studies
    -     District-level Social Studies Curriculum specialist
    -     Content lead, Maryland High School Assessment
    -     Social Studies Specialist, Maryland State Department of Education

  • Daniel Byerly

    Daniel Byerly

    Director, Social Studies Techbook

    Over 9 years educational experience:

    -     Secondary school Social Studies teacher
    -     Social Studies Subject Area Supervisor: K - 12
    -     Director of Curriculum: Preschool - 12
    -     Member, State Common Core Task Force


  • Patrick Vennebush

    Patrick Vennebush

    Director of Mathematics

    Two decades of educational experience:

    -    Middle and high school mathematics teacher
    -    Associate Director, PBS TeacherLine
    -    Online Projects Manager, NCTM Illuminations
    -    Founding Director, NoVaMTC
    -    Chair, MathCounts Question Writing Committee
    -    Author, Blogger, and Keynoter at State, National, and International Conferences


  • Peg Hartwig

    Peg Hartwig

    Mathematics Techbook Content Specialist

    Over 20 years of educational experience:

    -    Middle and high school mathematics teacher
    -    STEM Math educator
    -    High school math curriculum writer and professional development leader
    -    State and national presenter on mathematics, STEM, technology integration


  • Marjan Hong

    Marjan Hong

    Mathematics Techbook Content Specialist

    Two decades of educational experience:

    -     High school mathematics teacher and department chair
    -     Community and technical college math instructor
    -     Secondary math curriculum and assessment writer
    -     Professional development for math teachers in U.S. and Thailand