Elizabeth Ramseyer

Elizabeth Ramseyer is a science teacher at Niles West High School in Skokie, Illinois.  She has taught Physics for 20 years and also currently teaches the Astronomy class she developed in 1997.  In addition to teaching at Niles West High School, Elizabeth is an active member of the Stars at Yerkes Observatory organization that was created through her affiliation with ARCS (Astronomy Resources Connecting Schools).  Stars at Yerkes Observatory hosts workshops for other teachers who desire to increase their knowledge of the Universe. Elizabeth was also selected as a NITARP teacher (2010).  NITARP (NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program) allowed Elizabeth and her students to work with a JPL scientist and Spitzer Space Telescope data to study super-massive black holes.  They presented their findings at the AAS meeting in January 2011.  Elizabeth earned her BA in Astronomy (1988) and her MS Ed in Secondary Education (1991) from Northwestern University.  Elizabeth enjoys her free time reading, playing sudoku, and relaxing with her family.