Lottie Peppers

District 3 Director - Lottie Peppers


Biographical Information

 Hello, my name is Lottie Peppers and I am passionate about science education and scientific literacy.  I continuously strive to improve student learning outcomes by employing an instructional framework grounded in content literacy, sound pedagogy, and research-based instructional strategies.  I have extensive curriculum writing experience, and have served as a beginning teacher mentor as well as an instructional coach.   I spent a decade as a research scientist working in the areas of natural history, ecology, genetics, cancer biology, cell, and microbiology.  My background in academic research and the pharmaceutical industry enables me to bring a unique perspective to education.   I am passionate about the transformative potential of education, and have taught in Texas, New Jersey, and North Carolina.


Mission Statement

Through service as NCSTA District 3 Director, I hope to build a network of professional colleagues who are similarly inspired to challenge students and teachers to grow in scientific literacy.  Questioning is the doorway to learning, and I am driven to promote inquiry-based practices in science classrooms and across content areas.  I am committed to curriculum development, and will be serving on NC DPI's Science Standards Writing Team.  I am committed to equity and finding ways to ensure access to authentic science tasks, as well as ensuring students can see themselves in science.  I look forward to networking with science peers from within District 3 and across the state, and sharing relevant and engaging science content and curriculum.