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Carol Rinke

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Carol Rinke
Gettysburg College

I’m a former middle school and high school science and math teacher who is now working as a teacher educator at Gettysburg College. I’ve been teaching a combined K-12 math and science methods course since 2007, which is now shifting to a secondary-only focus due to changes in our program structure. I’ve also taught a First-Year Seminar on slipping American achievement in the sciences and spearheaded the adoption of the environmental education certificate on our campus. In my research, I’m interested in issues of STEM teacher recruitment and retention, particularly in urban schools. More specifically, I’ve been working on a 7-year, mixed-methods longitudinal study of the career trajectories of science teachers across one urban district and have also conducted life histories with pre-service teachers in STEM fields.