Summer Newsletter 2012: Educational Studies

A Bates student reads to fourth graders at Lewiston’s Martel School as part of the annual MLK Day Read-In. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

The teacher-in-residence program in Educational Studies continues in 2012-13 with Bill Wallace, who comes to us during a sabbatical from St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Del., where he has taught chemistry and environmental science for 14 years.

Bill will teach the course “Teaching in the Sciences” at Bates during the winter semester.

Bill grew up in Rhode Island, the son of high school teachers. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in wildlife management at the University of Maine at Orono and a master’s in liberal studies from the University of Delaware.

He taught chemistry, biology and environmental science for 17 years at Hebron Academy in Maine prior to St. Andrew’s.

He and his wife, Donna, have a home in Minot, Maine. Their daughter Lyndsay belongs to the Bates class of 2014, and Selena is a member of the class of 2016 at Wheaton.

Teaching in the Sciences will explore the excitement and challenges of teaching sciences in the traditional classroom setting and through outdoor experiences. Through reading, conversation and field placement in local schools, students will develop a “science teaching tool-bag” of skills in preparation for a rewarding career in science teaching.

Competitive swimming has been a big interest of Bill’s for 34 years, and during his time at Bates he will also serve as assistant to Peter Casares, head coach of swimming and diving.

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