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John Mead

Middle School Biology Teacher
St. Mark's School
7/16/18 - Present

John Mead is primarily a middle school teacher but has also taught high school biology. He was named NABT's 2018 Outstanding Biology Teacher in Texas and is the 2019 BSCS/BEACON Evolution Education Awardee. He is also very involved with informal science education. Mead serves as a Science Adviser for the Perot Museum’s Center for the Exploration of the Human Journey and has led students on the Pecos Wilderness Trip for 27 of the past 30 years. He is an educational board member for the American Association for Physical Anthropologists and is a board member for the Southeast Evolutionary Perspectives Society. Mead has a lifelong interest in and passion for studying and teaching about human origins and evolution, which has provided him the opportunity to work with Lee Berger, Jane Goodall, and Richard and Louise Leakey. He is currently a member of National Geographic’s MicroAmazon research team to study extremophile life in Peru’s Boiling River.

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