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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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ISTE 2019 Attendee

Mrs. Denise Wright


Ocean Bay Middle School (STEM Education)

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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. She recently attended the AI in K12 Symposium in Arlington, Virginia on a travel scholarship. Denise, received a state technology award, for the innovative use of microcontrollers in her classroom. She has presented at the South Carolina Teacher's Conference, NSTA STEM Expo, 2019 ISTE Philadelphia, and was a nominee for National Online Teacher of the Year in 2015 for INACOL.