Judy Weiskopf

Center for Early Education
Los Angeles, California

Judy Weiskopf has taught elementary school for more than 20 years. Currently, she is a science specialist at the Center for Early Education. Judy completed her BS at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and her MS Ed at Texas A & M, specializing in elementary science curriculum and instruction. Judy emphasizes critical thinking and hands-on activities in her fourth through sixth grade science classes. Her goals include helping students understand the world around them, teaching them to become global thinkers, and helping them make scientific connections between their actions and their world.

Judy regularly attends professional development opportunities and has also presented science workshops and other presentations for the National Science Teachers Association, Project Wild, the California Association of Independent Schools, and various local and state science teaching organizations. When she enrolled in Penny Landreth's adult art class at the Center for Early Education, Judy discovered her curiosity in art, leading her to attend the Teacher Institute at The Phillips Collection. Her pivotal experience at the Phillips stimulated in her a new perspective on learning through seeing the relationships between science and art and gave her an opportunity to share those connections with her students.