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Elissar Gerges

Science Writer

Elissar Gerges has more than 10 years of experience as an Advanced Placement program and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program biology teacher and biology head of department. She holds multiple degrees including a Master of Science in education from Walden University, a Master of Education in curriculum studies and teacher development from the University of Toronto, and a Doctor of Education in educational leadership, K–12, from Western University, Canada.

Elissar’s research focus is on learning communities, team leadership, instructional leadership, and integrating citizenship in science education. She is a strong advocate for science media literacy to enable all students, as active citizens, to critically evaluate science in the media to make informed decisions.

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