The Heroines

Catherine G. Yeotis

is honored with a Brick from "The Spring'1998 Science Methods Class"

Dr. Catherine G. Yeotis began her teaching career in Flint, Michigan in 1963. A native of Flint, she attended the public schools and graduated from Flint Central High School. She continued her education at Michigan State University where she received a B.S. degree in Biology with a minor in Physical Science. She received a teaching certificate at the same time. After teaching in Flint for nine years, she took a one year sabbatical and earned her M.S. degree in Science Education from Purdue University. She then taught two more years in Flint before returning to Purdue to pursue a Ph.D. in Science Education which she received in May of 1978. Before coming to WSU in August of 1979, she served in a visiting position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Yeotis has been very active in the science education professional organizations. She served as president of the state science teachers association (KATS), and director of the Southwest Region of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS). She later served as president of the national/international AETS organization and served on the board of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). She has been the recipient of 18 funded grants, the majority being teacher training programs.

In the years encompassing Cathy's teaching career, she has shown to her students the joy and reward of teaching and learning science. She has been a true inspiration to students as well as teachers, guiding them in up-to-date methods of curriculum determination, techniques of classroom management and instruction, as well as assessment strategies and current technology. In loving gratitude for her steadfast support and unfailing encouragement, the Spring 1998 Science Methods students/student teachers chose to honor her with a brick in the Plaza of Heroines. Thank you, Cathy.

September 11, 1998