Clare Wiley made a lasting impression on the students, staff and
faculty of River City High School in the eight years she taught
there as a science teacher. Clare’s passion for biology led her
to transform her biology curriculum to be more interactive and
student-centered. She also served as a mentor to students who
were competing in science and technology competitions, started a
biotechnology elective, and founded the PLTW Biomedical Sciences
program, which now serves over 350 students per year.
Lynn Romano (Credential ’12, MA ’13) spent part of her youth in
foster care. Now she is a teacher in Milpitas, Calif., thanks in
part to a Guardian Teacher Scholarship she received from the UC
Davis School of Education to help her earn a teaching credential
and master’s degree. Hear more from Lynn about her life, the
unique perspective she brings to teaching, and how the Guardian
Teacher Scholarship helped her realize her dream.