NGSS Writing Team Member: Jaymee Herrington

Jaymee Herrington is a Title I Science Coordinator for Katy ISD, and he previously served as a Science Content Specialist for Alief ISD, focusing on K–5 science in each role. Mr. Herrington began his classroom experience at Laurel Mountain Elementary in the Round Rock Independent School District where he taught for two years. He relocated from Texas to Georgia in 2000 and spent seven years in the Cobb County School System. There he taught grades 3–5, while becoming Gifted and Talented certified. After becoming gifted certified, he taught gifted courses as well as kindergarten. In June 2007, he left Cobb County Schools to become the Regional Coordinator of the West Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center in Carrollton, Georgia, where he served as a science specialist and resource for five school systems. During this time, Mr. Herrington also did contractual work with other schools and became a Regional Level II trainer for Dinah Zike and Foldables©. In this capacity, Mr. Herrington worked with teachers all across the country.

In addition to his classroom experience, Mr. Herrington served on the Georgia Science Teachers Association Board from 2002–2010. In 2009 he was elected President of the statewide science organization. He received many honors for his work in the state of Georgia, including, the Project WET Teacher of the year, 2002 GSTA Teacher of Promise, and 2004 GSTA Regional Teacher of the Year. Mr. Herrington has also worked with the Georgia Department of Education as a teacher consultant for the K–2 Science Frameworks. Additionally, he has been a member of the Advisory Board for the Fisher Science Education a consulting reviewer for Macmillan/McGraw Hill and a guest teacher at the Dinah Zike Academy.

Mr. Herrington earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University and is completing another graduate program at the University of Houston Clear Lake, for a second master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

Mr. Herrington resides in the Westchase area of Houston, Texas.