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Mrs. Denise Wright

Ocean Bay Middle School (STEM Education)

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Ocean Bay Middle School (STEM Education)

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Community Champion
Master of Conversation
Picture Perfect
ISTE 2019 Attendee

Mrs. Denise Wright


Ocean Bay Middle School (STEM Education)

Bio

Denise Wright, has taught online and face to face in STEM education for over 22 years. She is a member of ISTE, NSTA Technology Advisory Board, and volunteers for NASA as a Solar System Ambassador. Denise, was one of the first teacher's in her state to pilot a historic Alvan Clark Refracting Telescope, in a distance learning environment. Classrooms across, South Carolina, now use this technology in cooperation with the South Carolina State Museum, to view the sun and night sky. In her local community, she founded the amateur astronomy group, Grand Strand Astronomers. One of her favorite night time observing sessions was under a sixty one inch reflecting telescope on Mount Lemmon at the University of Arizona. Her passions include learning about emerging technologies, astronomy, coding, and robotics. In November 2019, she attended the Artificial Intelligence in K12 Symposium in Arlington, Virginia, on a travel scholarship. Denise, received a state technology award, for the innovative use of micro controllers in her Project Based Learning Lesson. She has presented at the Space Explorers Educators Conference, Houston, Texas, NSTA STEM Expo, and 2019 ISTE, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2015 she was a nominee for National Online Teacher for INACOL .