Stephanie Keep Founder and Executive Director
After earning a masters in evolutionary biology from Harvard, Stephanie chose to leave research behind, and now resides comfortably in the center of a Venn diagram that includes science education, academia, and communication. She has fifteen plus of experience with educational publishing, curriculum development, advocacy, and assessment. She’s even written scripts for a YouTube science show, made professional development videos for PBS, appeared on a podcast, and told a live audience at a Story Collider event about her time working with Stephen J. Gould! Seriously, she is like the free spot on the “science education” bingo card.
Shannon Morey Founder and VP, Teacher Leadership
Shannon is our resident teacher (so you know we’re not a bunch of hacks), rocking high school physics, AP physics, chemistry, AP chemistry, environmental science, and robotics and coding at Abbott Lawrence Academy in Lawrence, Massachusetts where she also serves on the Instructional Leadership Team. Before making the transition to teaching full-time, Shannon earned a masters in chemistry from MIT and was a co-founder and co-leader for ComSciCon. Shannon was a 2015 Knowles Teacher Initiative Fellow and is now a Knowles Senior Fellow and in 2021, she received the Michigan State University Young Alumni Award.
Timothy Matthews VP, Strategy and Development
A nonprofit fundraiser, corporate marketer, and academic focused on early language development, disciplinary literacy, and the engagement of LGBTQ+ parents, Tim completed his doctorate in human development at Harvard in 2020. Though he’s a quintessential social scientist, he’s thrilled to work with the team at BiteScis to broaden the curriculum’s impact and reach at this critical moment. His master’s degrees in urban education policy (Brown) and language and literacy (Harvard), along with time at the Boston Public Schools’ central office, have allowed him to dig into the essential role access to quality curriculum plays in the vital work of equity and inclusion.
Along with Stephanie and Shannon, BiteScis was co-founded with Erica Kimmerling and Cara Battersby.