LOTS Episode 11: Lindey L’Ecuyer

Lindsey L’Ecuyer is a Biology teacher at Andover High School in Andover Massachusetts.  For 9 years, Lindsey has taught Biotechnology, Forensics, Biology, Chemistry, and Anatomy & Physiology.  Last spring, Lindsey was awarded a grant that from the Punchard Fund grant for advanced biotech equipment. Lindsey credits the broader Andover community for their continued support including grants from the Corbett Grant, Punchard Grant, AHS Parents Advisory Council, Andover Coalition for Education, and Andover Educational Improvement Association. Lindsey is very engaged at helping her students with real world science experiences that extend beyond the walls of her school building.  These include taking her Forensics class to a behind-the-scenes-tour with Andover Police Detectives, initiating a BioBuilder Synthetic Biology Club, bringing the Biotechnology students to Pfizer for a site visit where the Prevnar pneumococcal vaccine is produced, and leading her students through the Wolbachia Project.. You can Follow Lindsey on twitter @ahsbiotech where she occasionally tweets about her work. Lindsey graduated from Stonehill College in 2006 where she received a degree in Biology, and she earned an M.Ed from Salem State University in 2011.

Show Notes:

Pick of the Week:

Lindsey: Why do seabirds eat plastic? You can also read about DMS and climate change or DMS in beer

Aaron: Using Chalk Markers to Review Topics instead of PowerPoint

1 Comment

  1. Well,. swoon swoon swoonage. How was I to know my daughter was going to end up in podcasts? Love it!
    Thank you for this, and for the series. At the gym today I listened to this one, and started #10. I well remember all my science teachers, and sometimes even quote them in my speeches at medical conferences. (I speak as a patient, an ordinary citizen not a PhD, but one who knows scientific thinking – so important in today’s world!)
    It’s a special boon to me because I’m starting to think about how to bring my advocacy work into universities and school systems – generally the opposite end of the age scale from elder “high utilization” patients. So hearing how teachers think about teaching is wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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