Marti Canipe is a middle school science teacher from North Carolina. Currently she is serving as an Einstein Fellow in the Office of Polar Programs at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. where she has worked on making polar education resources available to teachers as well as helping scientists connect with K-12 classrooms. During her twelve years at B’nai Shalom Day School, she taught third through eighth grade science, kindergarten through eighth grade technology, middle school mathematics, and eighth grade humanities. She has also served as the school’s technology coordinator for the last seven years. In the fall of 2010 Ms. Canipe will be teaching middle school science at the Wildcat Charter School in Tucson, Arizona.