NGSS Writing Team Member: Kevin Fisher

Kevin Fisher has been with Lewisville Independent School District in the Dallas, Texas area since 2000. He currently serves as Secondary Science Coordinator, grades 6–12, which entails helping teachers implement state standards, securing classroom resources for educators, providing staff development, and working with principals and parents. Mr. Fisher began his career teaching middle school science and coaching high school swimming for Lubbock Independent School District from 1980–1984. He spent the next twelve years in Roosevelt ISD, in the Lubbock area, teaching high school science.

Mr. Fisher then moved to a regional branch of the state education agency, Education Service Center Region XI, in Fort Worth, as science specialist grades K–12. During this time he had the opportunity to serve on the writing team for the state Biology Standards in 1995. This also included being part of the writing team that revised the state Biology standards in 2009. Also at the state level, Mr. Fisher serves as President of the Science Teachers Association of Texas and President of the Texas Science Education Leadership Association. He is also actively engaged with the Texas State Board of Education and Legislators regarding issues in science education.

A native Texan, Mr. Fisher earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in physiology from Texas Tech University. Mr. Fisher and his dog live in the beautiful town of Highland Village.