Title: Chemistry Teacher
Company: William Floyd High School
Location: Brookhaven, New York, United States
Kristen Drury, Chemistry Teacher at William Floyd High School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of science education.
Ms. Drury benefits from the accumulated experience of more than 15 years of excellence in the field of chemistry education. Having served as a teacher at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, New York, since 2005, she actively works to motivate her students to leverage the material they are learning in its real-world applications. She has distinguished herself as a proponent of the “flipped classroom,” teaching vital information is in video homework lessons to allow class time to focus on problem-solving and lab work. In addition to her work in the classroom, she was selected among 70 other Long Island educators as a New York State Master Teacher in 2014, through which she collaborates with her colleagues to enhance best practices in teaching the STEM fields to students. Furthermore, Ms. Drury is an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University and has maintained involvement as a chemistry tutor for several programs.
Ms. Drury studied chemistry at Stony Brook University, where she minored in education and attained a Bachelor of Arts in 2005. Continuing her coursework at Stony Brook University, she earned a Master of Arts in liberal studies with a concentration in science and global warming, in 2007. For her subsequent accomplishments in the field, Ms. Drury has received several accolades over the span of her career. Among them, she was named to the 40 Under 40 by Stony Brook University in 2020 and was bestowed with the William Floyd Outstanding Educator Award, the Peach Award for Early Achievement by Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning, and a SCOPE Education Services Award in 2019, among many others.
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