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Tessie U. Ford Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Education

Ms. Ford has flourished as a science, technology, engineering and mathematics instructor

    KAPOLEI, HI, January 10, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Tessie U. Ford has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Ford obtained a Bachelor of Education in physics in 2013 and continued her education with a Master of Education in curriculum studies STEMS² (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Sense of Space) in 2016 from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Since 2013, she has provided superior service as an educator with Waipahu High School in Hawaii as a science teacher, Academy of Engineering director and STEM coordinator, helping students pursue careers in the technology, science and engineering fields. As part of her curriculum, she assists her students as they acquire industry certifications and paid internships by partnering with industry professionals. Ms. Ford has augmented her knowledge with eight-week internships alongside astrophysicists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and by sharing her experiences at the American Physical Society and American Association of Physics Teachers' national conferences.

Ms. Ford serves as the president of the Hawaii chapter of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Her other memberships include the American Physical Society, the National Science Teachers Association, the National Academy of Sciences and the American Institute of Physics. Ms. Ford's honors include the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching from the National Science Foundation in 2019 and the Helen Quinn Award for Education from the American Physical Society in 2017.

In accounting for her success, Ms. Ford credits the influence of her own teachers, as well as the support system she enjoyed during her schooling. As a career highlight, she is most proud to have produced students who were awarded with scholarships and accepted into prestigious schools, such as Brown University, the University of California Berkeley and the University of California Los Angeles. Ms. Ford feels gratified to have been instrumental in the accomplishments of her pupils.

In coming years, Ms. Ford looks forward to getting an observatory on campus that her students will use to gather astronomical imagery and data remotely. In addition, she hopes to create a nonprofit organization that would stimulate the involvement of more communities in the different opportunities she provides through her STEMS² program. Additionally, Ms. Ford aspires to create a summer program that could reach more students in the state.

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