Steve has been a high school science and mathematics teacher for about 30 years and retired from the Adams 12 Five Star School District (Horizon High School in the Thornton-Northglenn area). He enjoyed my time with the students and played many other roles in the school and district including serving as the building technology coordinator, building budget chair, department chair, school improvement leader, assessment coordinator, district data analyst, and district outdoor education coordinator. He has had many wonderful experiences working with teacher preparation programs including teaching the Science Methods courses for Metropolitan State College in Denver and for the University of Denver, being trained as a Mentor Teacher as part of the district's Induction Program, earning an administrative license, and supervising several student teachers. Currently, Steve is also a Departmental Lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Denver. At DU, he teaches the General Physics class for pre-med, biology, and chemistry majors and a physics and astronomy class for non-science majors. He also coordinates Physics Day at Elitchs for the Department, and has helped implement grants on Utilizing Classroom Response Systems and Expanding Lecture Demonstration Options in the Physics Classroom. Recently he served as a Teacher In Residence for the PhysTEC Project at CU. For over 20 years, Steve has been the Director of the Denver Area Physics Teacher Group, and has helped with the Colorado Science Convention. He is beginning his fourth year as the National Secretary for the American Association of Physics Teachers.His Ph.D. in science education examined cognitive associations students use in solving physics problems. He has continued his interest in physics education research with action research projects in my classes examining conceptual development of students. He also received the Radio Shack Teaching Award in 2001 and the Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2002.