About EST's Founder

Jaclyn Sarnese

MSEd Education Policy, University of Pennsylvania

BA Biology & Secondary Education, University of Miami

STEM Educator, Instructional Coach & Consultant

PLTW Biomedical Science Certified: PBS, HBS & MI

Jaclyn Sarnese is a STEM educator with a passion for educational reform, policy and community initiatives. Jaclyn has had the unique opportunity to visit dozens of science classrooms across the country and has developed a first-hand understanding of effective STEM classroom instruction. She believes that we can elevate STEM teaching by empowering classroom teachers with direct, personalized, hands-on support aligned with their own personal goals for professional growth.

Oakcrest's Biomedical Program was showcased on the front page of the Atlantic City Press, 2014

Jaclyn started out in the classroom, teaching high school biology and biomedical science in New Jersey.

Jaclyn took a year off to pursue her master's degree full-time in education policy at the University of Pennsylvania. She was also fortunate to be exposed to science outreach, grant applications and STEM Ecosystems.

Curriculum & NGSS

Jaclyn became a Science Education Consultant for a science curriculum designed to implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) using the 5E Instructional Model