Chantel Dooley has a B.S. degree in Biology, a M.S. degree in Secondary Education, and she recently completed her PhD in General Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition and Instruction. Her dissertation is titled The Impact of Modeling InstructionTM in High School Biology on Student Scientific Reasoning. Chantel is the past president of a non-profit she co-founded, STEMteachersPHX, and a lifetime member of the AMTA. Chantel has taught high school physics, physical science, and biology all using Modeling InstructionTM in Phoenix, AZ. She took her first workshop in 2012. Chantel has lead and co-lead many Modeling InstructionTM in Biology summer workshops and continues to keep in touch with past teacher participants.

Chantel recently accepted a position with TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) and is relocating to Washington, DC to serve as the Impact Assessment Coordinator. She is thrilled about the opportunity to grow in her knowledge of education and the nonprofit sector. She is excited to serve on the AMTA board as a Member-At-Large for the opportunity to support organizational efforts to create a stable and sustainable AMTA to serve educators and students.