George Wolfe comes to the AOS with 30+ years of teaching and curriculum writing experience. His teaching career started in
, Zaire Africawhere he taught Biology, Chemistry, Political Economics and Physical Education in the Peace Corps. Since then, he taught in the Western NYregion, spending the last 20 years in the . Rochester City School District
Besides his teaching career, Mr. Wolfe has also been an Emmy winning television host, fielding live questions for the PBS/WXXI production of Homework Hotline as well as writing and performing in “Football Physics” segments for the Buffalo Bills and the Discover Channel.
His contributions to education have been extensive, serving on multiple advisory boards including the Cornell Institute of Physics Teachers, the Cornell Institute of Biology Teachers and the
for Astrophysics SportSmarts curriculum project. He has authored several publications including “The Nasonia Project”, a lab series built around the genetics and behaviors of a parasitic wasp, as well as “Thinkwell’s Biology”, a CD lecture series used in freshman biology courses in many colleges throughout the Harvard-Smithsonian Center . US
He has received numerous awards throughout his teaching career including the NSTA Presidential Excellence Award, The National Association of Biology Teachers Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for
, The Shell Award for Outstanding Science Educator, and was recently inducted into the National Teaching Hall of Fame. In 2005, Mr. Wolfe completed and was awarded National Board Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. New York State