Quotes from Teachers
“ReSET has given me a better attitude toward science, and I find I incorporate it in other areas of the curriculum now, such as reading, where we are covering climate, environmental changes and nature theories. I’ve discovered many of my children are more science-inclined than I’d thought. It’s as if this interest lies dormant and untapped in them, and the ReSET volunteers pull it out.”
— Ms. Margrete Hatchett, Washington DC area Elementary School Teacher
“We felt very fortunate to be included among the participating schools last year and found that the expertise exhibited by these volunteers in the experiments conducted with the students made a lasting impression. We know that the students will find these experiments equally rewarding this year, thanks to you and ReSET!”
— Helen S. Flagg, Ph.D., Principal, Orr Elementary School, Washington, DC
“The ReSET program complements our science curriculum and helps children appreciate how much fun and how accessible science and technology can be. Congratulations on your spectacular program!”
— Judy Garner, Teacher, William Tyler Elementary School,
Silver Spring, MD
“My students are consistently in awe of the fact that they are actually meeting and being taught by real-life astronauts, chemists and physicists… The senior scientists are directly on-hand to answer questions the children might have. This is something a textbook cannot give them.”
— Mr. Timothy Leonard, 5th Grade Teacher, DC Public Schools
“Most teachers who teach elementary schools are certified in Kindergarten through 6th grade to teach all the disciplines, but science is something that either you like it or you don’t. These individuals (from ReSET) – they love it. It was their job, their livelihood, their life”
— Mr. Daniel Robinson, Elementary School Principal, Washington D.C.
“The students gained a deeper understanding of how things work and why they happen…The program is excellent. The students learned a lot and also enjoyed the lessons.”
— Ms. Mary-Ann Alcade, Bancroft Elementary, Washington D.C.
“The children really enjoyed it and learned a lot. It was an excellent series.”
— Ms. Byrd, W.T. Page Elementary School, Silver Spring, MD.
“We are certain that ReSET enhances our science program and leads to specific achievement, along with development of interest in further science pursuits.”
— Ms. Katherine A. James, Elementary School Principal, DC Public Schools