My success as an educator is a testament to the mission of Milton Hershey School, our amazing students, and the opportunities afforded to me in the service of children from families of lower income. I believe in empowering students and providing a top notch education that, when paired with STEAM and Innovation opportunities, harnesses their restless curiosity to solve local and global challenges. Through this award, I hope to further the growing Innovation dialogue and inspire our students.
Jaunine Fouché has been an educator for 22 years with the past 16 at Milton Hershey School (MHS) teaching 9th–12th grade students in Earth and Space Sciences, Astronomy, Physics, and Environment and Ecology. She also served as a Lead Teacher Mentor and Science Department Chair. She is certified in General Science and Earth and Space sciences. In her current role as PreK–12 Science Curriculum Supervisor at MHS, she is infusing STEAM, design thinking, coding, and maker spaces throughout her district.
She is a NASA Preferred Educator and has participated in several educator projects including the Jet Propulsion Lab’s Mars Exploration Rover Mission. She served at the state level incorporating Next Generation Science Standards into the earth and space sciences state science framework and is a published author with articles in four national journals. Her doctoral research focuses on student use of assessment data, metacognition, and brain-based learning, and she earned the Liberty University 2013 Quantitative Dissertation of the Year award for her research in assessment.
Jaunine earned a B.S. in secondary science education from University of Pittsburgh, a M.Ed. in instructional technology from Duquesne University, an Ed.S. in educational leadership, as well as a D.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from Liberty University. She is also National Board Certified in adolescent and young adult sciences.