Kristin Rademaker has been involved in education for over twenty years, spending the first part of her career teaching elementary and middle school students that are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and the last 15 years teaching high school science in both general and special education settings. Throughout her career, Kristin has worked across several different educational settings and has worked extensively with districts in implementing co-teaching models and assessment practices. She has also worked with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) since their adoption in 2014 and has worked both locally and nationally in helping districts implement their new three-dimensional state standards.
Kristin frequently consults as a professional development facilitator and instructional coach for the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA). She is a certified EQuIP rubric facilitator and also spent four years on Achieve’s Peer-Review-Panel reviewing NGSS aligned materials. Kristin has also worked extensively in the area of assessment and her experience spans from implementing shifts in classroom assessment practices to serving as a State Assessment System reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education
Kristin is a contributing author to the materials found on the NextGen Storylines and Inquiry Hub websites and frequently speaks at local, state, and national conferences on instructional shifts toward three-dimensional teaching and learning, and assessment. Kristin currently serves as President for the Illinois Science Teaching Association. She is also the co-founder of the NGSS Biology Storylining Working Group that has led teachers from vastly different backgrounds through the storylining curriculum development process.