Philosophy behind the app will go here – support adoption of NGSS, sample unit, cite Brian Riser as adopted in Catalyst Planner by Liz Buttner



Meg Hanly is the lead science education specialist at CREC, and has held positions as a middle school STEM teacher, a high school chemistry teacher, a curriculum advisor and a consultant for K-12 enrichment and academic programs in the public sector. She holds a B.A. in Chemistry from College of the Holy Cross, an M.Ed. in Instructional Practice from Lipscomb University, and is finishing up her Sixth Year Degree in Educational Leadership at Central Connecticut State University.  She is a graduate of Teach For America, and was a corps member in the 2012 Nashville cohort. As a science education specialist, Meg leads efforts to support implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in school districts across Connecticut. She specializes in NGSS training for educators, and three dimensional curriculum development to meet the rigorous demands of the NGSS. Passionate about enhancing the quality of science education for all students, Meg provides a variety of services that helps districts align to the NGSS including building teacher capacity with three dimensional instruction, providing strategic planning implementation tools for districts, and facilitating curriculum review and revision.

JOSIAH HILLS, Managing Director

ROB STELLER, Product Manager



LIZ BUTTNER, Contributor


We would like to thank the following people for helping test early versions of Catalyst Planner and providing valuable feedback:

  • Terry Wilson

  • Julie Christianson

  • Jillian Romann

  • Crystal Caouette

  • Terry Contant

  • Christopher Shepard

  • Kevin Brough

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