Karen Brunyee's public profile
|Organisation||National STEM Learning Centre|
|Current Role||Teacher educator|
I am a Professional Development Leader in Primary STEM at the National STEM Learning Centre, based at The University of York. I also hold chartered science teacher with the ASE. I am a link governor for a local York Primary School and a STEM Ambassador within the Polar Explorer Project.
I taught in North Yorkshire schools for 14 years across the whole Primary age range, including EYFS, and led science, design and technology, PE and ICT curriculum areas. My degree was in Biology with a specialism in genetics and I still have an interest in the current study of this exciting area.
Whilst teaching I developed a partnership with a number of schools in rural Kenya, visiting the schools, supporting teacher CPD in country and teaching the local children about British wildlife. I also spent some time working in conservation in New Zealand where I was fortunate to work alongside the Department of Conservation in their battle to save the Kiwi from predation. I am a passionate advocate for the 17 Global Goals and am trying to live my life in a more sustainable way.
I have a real passion for the natural world and David Attenborough, David Bellamy and Terry Nutkins are all heroes of mine.