Blake Touchet is an NCSE Teacher Ambassador. He teaches Dual Enrollment Biology and Environmental Science at North Vermillion and Abbeville high schools in Louisiana. Along with his classroom responsibilities, Blake is also a Teacher Leader Advisor for the Louisiana Department of Education and a member of the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science Teacher Corps. Additionally, Blake is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Curriculum Leadership at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His research interests include how teachers' beliefs about the Nature of Science and the purpose of science education influence their instructional strategies and their students' success.