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Research Experience for Teachers


The Research Experience for Teachers is a program for local school teachers to connect with CMU students.

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2014-2015 Participants

Justin Faught


I'm from Metro Detroit (Commerce, MI) and have always had a passion for education and science. I recently graduated from CMU with a B.S. in Education with a Biology major and Chemistry minor. I've just finished my first full year of teaching High School at Michigan Connections Academy. I've never done any sort of formal research, however I'm very excited to be part of the RET team!

​Raymond Miller


I am currently a senior at Central Michigan University studying Secondary Education Mathematics with a minor in Geography. Once I graduate from CMU I plan to teach mathematics while coaching hockey & lacrosse at the high school level with the ambition of becoming a head coach of a college or professional team.

​Sarah Beery


I currently teach Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and Forensic Science at St. Louis High School.  I have a BS in Chemistry from Grand Valley State University and an MA in Educational Technology from Michigan State University.  I really enjoy the challenges the teaching career has given, and I look forward to integrating more engineering and inquiry-based instruction into my lessons!

​Shawn Maison 


I am a Science teacher at John Glenn High School at Bangor Township Schools in Bay City, MI.  I teach AP Biology, Biology, Biotechnology, and Anatomy. I also coach the school’s Science Olympiad and Quiz Bowl team.  Additionally, I am a Geology Instructor for the University of Phoenix and an online science instructor for the Michigan Virtual University.

​Libby Salmeto


I am currently a Junior at Central Michigan University and in the Elementary Education Teaching  Program with my major in Integrated Sciences. I enjoy volunteering at CMU His House Church, being a Girl Scout leader, working with children with special needs, and going on mission trips. I am looking forward to working with other education professionals and being exposed to knowledge that will equip me in becoming a future educator.

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