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About:  Fred Myers

"Curious George" by F. Myers

After falling in love with physics and astronomy in college, he devoted his professional life to science education (K-12, but mostly high school physics) for 42 years in both public and independent schools.  He received several national and state awards recognizing his teaching excellence.  In "retirement" his focus is on spreading his passion and expertise in an effort to improve the teaching and learning of fundamental science concepts.

Education Degrees

Major Employment

1968 - 1972

State University of New York at Geneseo

BA - Physics;  Magna Cum Laude

Greenwich High School, 1989-1992

Greenwich, CT

Physics & Astronomy Teacher

Farmington High School, 1992-2006

Farmington, CT

Science Dept. Chair;  Physics & Astronomy Teacher

Glastonbury Public Schools, 2006-2015

Glastonbury, CT

K-12 Director of Science

1972 - 1974

State University of New York at Stony Brook

MA - Physics

1990 - 1992

Southern Connecticut State Univesity

Sixth Year - Administration & Supervision

Choate Rosemary Hall, 1975-1989

Wallingford, CT

Physics & Astronomy Teacher

Major Professional Contributions

  • Past-President, Association of Presidential Awardees in Science Teaching

  • Past-President, Connecticut Science Supervisors Association

  • Member, 8+1 Science Expert Team

  • National leader of the Right-Side-Up Science Sequence (Physics First) initiative

  • Creator and Presenter, Physics for the Farmington Family

  • Speaker at dozens of local, regional, and national conferences

  • Co-Founder and Past-President, Connecticut Association of Physics Teachers

  • Member, Project to Improve Mastery in Mathematics and Science

  • Member, Science Assessment Committee, CT State Dept of Ed

Major Awards

Freeport High School, 1973-1975

Greenwich, CT

Physics & Astronomy Teacher

  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, 1990

  • Christa McAuliffe Fellowship, 1993

  • NES-AAPT Janet Guernsey Physics Teaching Award, 1994

  • Milken Family Foundation Award, 1995

  • Univ of Connecticut High School Physics Teaching Award, 1998

  • Connecticut Science Supervisor of the Year, 2010

"Full Moonrise Over the Tetons" by F. Myers --- A long exposure (about 30 minutes) taken at our campsite in Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming) just after sunset.

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