Director, The STEMAZing Project, Office of the Pima County School Superintendent
2015 Education Award Winner
DaNel Hogan is the Director of The STEMAZing Project for the Office of the Pima County School Superintendent in Tucson, Arizona. In this role, Hogan provides professional development opportunities to Pre-K–12th grade educators, designs and facilitates the STEMAZing Teacher Leader Program, and participates in myriad science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach events in Southern Arizona. Recent professional development workshops for educators include a three-day Shocking Connections strand about energy and water for the STEMAZing Institute, in partnership with Arizona Project WET in Tucson; and a six-day Smithsonian Educational Academy for Teachers workshop, Energy’s Innovations and Implications, in Washington, DC. Before returning to Tucson four years ago, Hogan served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC. While in DC, she was involved in national-level STEM issues and particularly focused on K-Gray Energy Literacy. Prior to her Einstein Fellowship, Hogan was a classroom physics teacher for nine years. Her commitment to have a positive impact on STEM education has recently taken her to Liberia in Africa and Honduras in Central America to provide professional development for educators.