Jana Bonds
Mrs. Jana Zinn Bonds
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Biography
Jana Zinn Bonds is currently working on a doctoral degree in STEM education as an Ed.D student at the University of Pittsburgh. Jana holds a Master of Education degree in Technology Education from California University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education from Millersville University. Jana has twelve years teaching experience in 6 th -8 th grade Technology & Engineering Education at Emory H. Markle Middle School (EHMMS) in the South Western School District, Hanover, PA. Over the past twelve years Jana helped develop and expand the curriculum toward an engineering focus at EHMMS, helping earn her department the ITEEA Middle School Excellence Award in 2012. Jana also serves as a board member for the PA Technology Student Association (TSA), EHMMS TSA chapter advisor, PA-TSA Leadership Conference Director, and South Western STEM Leadership Committee. Jana’s research interests concentrate on learning approaches that build the confidence of students while addressing educational inequities. Her focus is on empowering girls and underrepresented populations to pursue careers in STEM through engineering designed problem-based instruction.