Joanna is a curriculum developer for the Full Option Science Systems Project (FOSS K–8), primarily focused on Middle School. Her development expertise focuses on place-based and environmental applications, formative assessment integration, and benchmark assessment development. Joanna particularly enjoys facilitating professional learning opportunities that support general FOSS instruction, integrating formative assessment, and extending the classroom outdoors. Prior to joining the FOSS Project in 2008, Joanna taught middle school classroom science and mathematics. She also taught environmental education and was a research assistant at the Teton Science School and Sea Education Association. Joanna holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Colgate University and a master’s in education from the University of Michigan.