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High School Math Specialists

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6-12 Specialist

Le Shell Smith

Le Shell Smith is currently a Secondary Mathematics Specialist at AMSTI-UAH. Prior to her current position, Le Shell was a secondary mathematics teacher. Le Shell has experience teaching seventh grade through AP Calculus. In 2000 and 2014, she was named teacher of the year for her district. She is an Alabama OGAP facilitator for Fractional and Proportional Reasoning. Le Shell develops and pilots professional learning to meet the needs of educators in our state. She serves as president of the Alabama Mathematics Leadership Alliance. She is also a member of the Alabama Council of Teacher of Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.

High School Science Specialists

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Physical Sciences Specialist

Charles currently serves as the ASIM Physical Sciences Specialist AMSTI-UAH working with chemistry, physics, and physical science. Prior to joining the AMSTI-UAH team he worked at the Alabama State Department of Education as a State Science Specialist. With a strong desire to return to working with students and teachers as well as returning home to north Alabama, Charles came to UAH in August of 2021. Charles has a total of 21 years of teaching experience and has taught high school Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Science. During his time in the classroom he taught IB, AP, Honors, Special Science Inclusion classes, and ELL students. He was named Decatur City New Teacher of the year in 2004 and Priceville High School Teacher of the year in 2019. He believes in the power of hands-on instruction and wrote his doctoral dissertation on Inquiry-based Instruction in Chemistry in the High School Classroom. Charles is a member of the National Science Teaching Association, the Alabama Science Teachers Association, and the Alabama Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

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