Cindy McMillen has taught Biology and Anatomy at Dunkirk High School for the last 18 years. Prior to that she taught Biology at Lackawanna and worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer/ Part-Time teacher in the Baldwinsville Central School District. Mrs. McMillen is an active teacher mentor in her district and is a participant in Project Master at SUNY Fredonia. Project Master focuses on strengthening mathematics and science teacher education programs through evidence based practices particularly in the instruction of English Language learners. Cindy has been recognized as an Institute Scholar for the Research in Science Teaching at the State University of New York at Fredonia.