Formerly serving as Classroom Support & Professional Development Specialist, Tom Lough worked closely with Globaloria educators and administrators to help them establish successful classroom practices and create customized implementation plans that meet their specific learning goals. Before Globaloria, Tom facilitated Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development (SEED) science teaching workshops for high school and middle school teachers in developing countries, and worked at Compass Learning, Murray State University, and LEGO Dacta (LEGO Education Division). He began his career as a high school teacher in science and mathematics, and then a college professor in physics. Along the way, he encountered the constructionist educational philosophy of Seymour Papert, and incorporated that approach into his teaching. He is a past winner of the Distinguished Science Teaching Award from the National Science Teachers Association(NSTA). Among other degrees, Tom has a M.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia. He is excited about the opportunity to focus all of his experience in support of Globaloria’s programs and to work directly with Globaloria teachers and others to provide these exceptional learning opportunities to students.