Dr. Megan Faliero has served in the field of education for 22 years as a teacher, coach, administrator, and director of instructional development. Dr. Faliero was awarded the 2016 NSTA Robert Yager Excellence in Teaching Award as well as the 2014 recipient of the Lignell Engineering Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award and the 2014 recipient of the Ron Mardigian Biotechnology Teaching Award awarded by the National Association of Biology Teachers. Faliero was awarded a 5-year Noyce Master Teacher Fellowship position at The University of South Florida where she has worked with and mentored new STEM teachers in the field of education Faliero was also accepted into two research experiences for teachers (RET) at The University of South Florida; one in the chemical engineering department, where she worked with functional materials and learned different ways to incorporate engineering into her classroom, and the other in the Integrative Biology Dept, learning how field work and real-world data analysis can be adapted for a high school classroom.
While teaching biology at Bishop O’Dowd in Oakland, California, she also serves as an independent consultant for The College Board. She attends the AP Biology Exam reading yearly and serves as a College Board consultant for the Quantitative Skills in AP Biology training.