Beyond Benign

Lead Teacher Program

K12 Lead Teacher Program

Beyond Benign’s Lead Teacher Program is designed to develop and support teachers who wish to take a leadership role in advancing sustainable science education as teacher trainers and presenters. As a part of this three year program, participating teachers become ambassadors and experts in sustainable science and green chemistry.

Beyond Benign provides advanced training along with opportunities to collaborate as co-leaders of workshops, conference presenters, curriculum experts and more. All teachers receive compensation for their time and talent.

Read the Lead Teacher Blog

How Green Chemistry aligns in Modeling Instruction™

An Interview of Erika Fatura by Scott Carlson

One of the things I love most about my job is that there is no one right way to teach. From Wiggins and McTighe to Danielson to Bronfenbrenner and Thorndike,…

The Story Behind Becoming a Green Chemistry Teacher

Scott Carlson

Welcome to the Lead Teacher Blog! My name is Scott Carlson, and I’ll be the narrator for this school year. And while I’m excited to explore other classrooms with you,…

E-mail questions to Lead Teachers

Have a question about green chemistry or sustainable science in the classroom? Share your question with our Lead Teachers!

How do I apply to be a Lead Teacher?

Are you a visionary teacher looking to join a national network of teachers who are bringing cutting-edge science concepts to STEM education? Share with us what green chemistry looks like in your classroom with a brief portfolio of your own green chemistry implementation along with your resume and recommendations from colleagues and a student.
Application deadline February 28, 2019

Download our Lead Teacher flyer for more application information. 

What does it mean to be a Lead Teacher?

Beyond Benign Lead Teachers are dedicated full-time K-12 classroom teachers at public or private schools. Lead Teachers serve as green chemistry education ambassadors and collaborate with industry and education partners to develop curriculum and deliver professional development at local, regional or national conferences and workshops. As a part of the program teachers will develop a deeper understanding of green chemistry and work together with a network of like-minded teachers. Each year Lead Teachers dedicate approximately 50-70 hours to the program and receive compensation for their time and talent.

Lead Teacher network

New Hampshire
New York
North Carolina