Bob Melton recently retired from Putnam City Schools where he most recently served as the Assessment Coordinator/ STEM Facilitator. Mr. Melton began his career in 1974 as a biology teacher at Putnam City West High School and was the Science Curriculum Coordinator for Putnam City Schools from 1993 to 2013. He has been PI or Co-PI of a series of USDOE grants that provided funding for short and long term staff development programs through the Goals 2000 and Math/Science Partnership program that have utilized over $3M for STEM inservice education for Putnam City Schools and partnering districts.
He currentlyserves as state director of the Oklahoma Science Olympiad, a program of the College of Math and Science at the University of Central Oklahoma and an affilate of the highly regarded and widely recognized Science Olympiad STEM competition program.
Mr. Melton was named Putnam City Schools District Teacher of the Year in 1990 and has received the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers. In 1994 he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching from the National Science Foundation. He is a Teacher/Consultant with the Oklahoma Writing Project and is a member of both the National Science Teachers Association and the National Association of Biology Teachers. He served as the Communications Chair for the the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association from 2007 until 2015, serves on the Board of Governors of Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education, and was the 2016 President of the National Association of Biology Teachers.
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