Mrs. Malia Lahr finishes master's studies in biological teaching
(Article edited from content originally provided by Miami University.)
Mrs. Lahr, science teacher at Academy of Holy Angels (AHA) and local conservation leader, has been applying the tools of science, education and conservation to become a leader in the conservation community. This month, Mrs. Lahr concluded her master's course of study with a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in the Biological Sciences from Miami University through Project Dragonfly. Since joining the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master's in 2017, Mrs. Lahr has taken courses on the web from Miami University while also participating in on-site and field studies at Chicago Zoological Society.
Mrs. Lahr has been a member of AHA's science department for eight years. She teaches the following classes: Engineering and Technology in Science, Pre-AP Biology, and AP Biology. Recently, local news outlets have highlighted her efforts to bring awareness to polution problems in and around Crystal Lake in Robbinsdale (stories found here and here).
Reflecting on Mrs. Lahr's accomplishments, Mrs. Foley, AHA principal, said, "Congratulations to Malia Lahr on the completion of her master's degree. I'm so happy for Malia and her own personal accomplishment in finishing this degree program. When you teach full-time and are doing graduate work, you have to be focused and disciplined. Malia has done both of those things so well. Her learning will benefit our students on a daily basis in the classes that she teaches as well as help the AHA science department learn and grow. Thank you, Malia!"
The AIP master's degree is a web-based master's degree offered by Miami University with experiential learning and community engagement at affiliated AIP Master Institutions. Miami University's Project Dragonfly reaches millions of people each year through inquiry-driven learning media public exhibits and graduate programs worldwide. Project Dragonfly is based in the department of biology at Miami University, a state university in Oxford, Ohio established in 1809.