Tori Soileau

Prior to joining Great Minds, Tori Soileau was an elementary school classroom teacher in Louisiana public schools. In her last year teaching in the classroom, Tori had the opportunity to pilot PhD Science in her third-grade classroom. Tori’s classroom transformed during the pilot, and students grew in ways that she could not have imagined because of PhD Science. That spring, Tori joined the team as a summer associate to spread her knowledge and passion with other educators through professional development. Tori officially joined Great Minds as a full-time member in May 2019, now serving as the regional director of implementation support. Tori is passionate about supporting districts for a successful implementation, finding solutions for teachers, and helping all students realize they are capable of greatness. She lives in Baton Rouge.

Tori Soileau

End of Year Engagement with PhD Science

Though one of the most exciting times of the school year, the last few weeks before summer break can also be a difficult time to keep students...

Integrating Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning in Science

Students’ social and emotional well-being is intimately connected to their academic success. When students feel a sense of belonging and significance...

Pacing Solutions in Spring 2021

Have the unprecedented challenges of this past school year thrown off your instructional calendar? Implementers across the country have told us that...

Science Assessment in a Hybrid Setting

As we embark on the second half of this challenging school year, now is the time to review and reflect on our practices. Science assessment practices...

Instructional Routines for Online Learning

As PhD Science® educators, we know that instructional routines increase student engagement and help make student thinking and learning visible. But...

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