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Professor "T.K. the Chemist"

Professor Tabelech “T.K. the Chemist” Shipp holds a Master of Life Science with dual concentrations in biology and chemistry from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Bachelor of Science in Professional Chemistry from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. As an educator with 30 years of combined teaching and educational experience, Professor “T.K. the Chemist” passion for science education has allowed her to expand her resume by teaching and empowering youth from pre-K through high school students and later on the collegiate level that STEM education is doable, one test tube experiment at a time! She has taught High School Chemistry, Physical Science & Earth and Environmental Science.  She is also a former Adult Basic Education and GED Instructor. On the Collegiate level, she teaches General Chemistry and Biology and Anatomy and Physiology Professor.

Professor T.K. the Chemist is a two-time award winner of The Excellence in Teaching Award as a Chemistry Professor (2013, 2017).  She has written and developed science curriculums for teachers and other educational organizations. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the National Science Teachers Association, the North Carolina Science Teachers Association and The Society for College Science Teachers. She is married with 3 children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, watching movies, running half marathons, and mentoring to countless students and youth.