Dr. Kevin Mattingly has been a science teacher, administrator, and athletic coach for 35 years in junior high and high schools. In addition, he has taught graduate courses in learning theory and its practical teaching applications for 10 years at Teachers College Columbia University. Over the years he has helped start a school (The Mountain School in VT), been a consultant to systemic school reform initiatives, and worked with over thirty schools on curriculum design, teaching strategies and professional development programs. He has also been involved with a variety of summer academic programs for students including the New Jersey Scholars, Vermont Governor's Institute on Science and Technology, Hotchkiss Summer Portals and a number of summer enrichment programs for public school students from New York City, Philadelphia and Trenton, NJ. Since the the fall of 2015, he is the director of the co-curriculum for the Riverdale School (NYC). Mattingly holds a Ph.D. in zoology and a B.A. in biological sciences from Indiana University (IN).