Steven C. Thedford is an award-winning, science teacher who serves children in the Dekalb County School District. After graduate school, Thedford taught math and physics at Mbeji Academy in Ngi ya, Kenya, East Africa, as a fellow of the International Foundation of Education and Self Help. The experience inspired him to enter the teaching field where he has nurtured young minds at Kennedy Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina and at Redan High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia. As a result, Thedford has served on the AP Development committee for the Advancement Placement Physics course and examination, on behalf of the College Board. In addition, he has served as a facilitator and fellow in the Georgia Industrial Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT) Program sponsored by Georgia Institute of Technology Center for Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC). Thedford participated in a summer Teacher s Intern Program, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 's Department of Education, where he conducted research on Celgard membranes for Hoechst Celanese. Also, he has worked in the corporate sector, as well as, a civilian for the arm services- Xerox Corporation, Naval Ocean System Center (NOSC), Honeywell Corporation, Naval Surface Warfare Center, and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). His teaching colleagues have selected him as a finalist for Teacher of the Year at Redan High School on two different occasions. Moreover, students have nominated Steven Thedford for Who s Who Among American High School Teachers five different years. In addition, he has been a Tandy Technology Scholar and a National Institute of Health Apprentice. Finally, the University of Georgia awarded Thedford the Teacher of Promise Alternate Award.
Steven C. Thedford is the author of four books, including Kwanzaa Get An A and Nobody Told Me It Was Like This. (2007) From his experiences Thedford published his first book in 2003, Inquiry Based Science Activities and Internet Lessons. In 2004, New World Press, Inc. published Thedford's second book The Kwanzaa Coloring Book which introduces children to the principles and symbols of the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa.
Steven Thedford resides in Ellenwood, GA with his daughters (Kennedy Isis Thedford, Landyn Imani Thedford) and his wife, Yolanda Thedford.
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