Founder and Director of Curriculum Emeritus
A graduate of the University of Delaware and Central Michigan University, Fran was awarded National Science Foundation grants to study biology and physics at Northern Arizona University and Science: A Process Approach at the University of Delaware. She was recognized by the National Science Teachers Association and the University of Delaware’s College of Education. Fran was a consultant for the Delaware Museum of Natural Science, Delmarva Power, and schools in Delaware, Vermont, and New Hampshire. She is the writer and on-camera teacher in Disney’s education video, Chemistry Matters, and has written science resource books for Prentice Hall, including The Science Teacher’s Book of Lists. Fran started with VEEP in 1989 and served as director until 2007. In her current role as VEEP’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction, she has been awarded grants from US EPA and US DOE for developing VEEP energy resource guides for teachers.