Mylina Samples Dillard
Ms. Mylina Samples Dillard is the #ALRegion3 ASIM(Alabama Science in Motion) biology specialist for the AAMU/UAH In-service Center region. In this position, she provides high-tech laboratory experiences and equipment for K-12 public school students and effective professional learning experiences for ASIM trained 9-12 science teachers in any public high schools within 12 school districts within DeKalb, Jackson, Madison, and Marshall counties in Alabama. She specifically provides logistical support by delivering labs and lab equipment to teachers, as requested instructional lab support (implementation and setup), modeling lessons, coaching for growth and effectiveness, and leading professional learning through lab training sessions both during the school year and summer training sessions.
Mylina previously served as a 7th grade science teacher at Huntsville Junior High School. During her science career, she has taught 7th grade life science, 8th grade physical science, biology, physical science, environmental science, anatomy and physiology, AP biology, forensics, applied biology/physical science, applied math, and psychology. She has GLOBE, AMSTI, ASIM, ARI-PALS, Microsoft Educator, and Apple certifications. She also worked with Workforce Development at Snead State Community College and Wallace State Community College where she participated in summer Biotechnology programs with HudsonAlpha. She has been named Who’s Who Among America’s High School Teacher’s three times. She was also chosen as one of fifty middle school teachers across the nation to participate in the Society for Science and the Public middle school conference. Along with being chosen, she also received $1000 worth of STEM supplies.
Mylina holds an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Alabama, a Master’s degree in Biology with a concentration in Secondary Education from the University of Alabama, Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Biology & Psychology from Jacksonville State University, and an Associate’s degree from Snead State Community College. She also has an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certification from Gadsden State Community College. She has been a certified EMT for 20 years and is a certified basic emergency instructor, also CPR/AED instructor through American Heart.
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