Steven "Taylor" Wichmanowski has been teaching high school science for over 10 years with the Los Angeles Unified School District. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he received his M.Ed. degree from UCLA and has served as a mentor to student teachers in the UCLA Graduate School of Education's Teacher Education Program. In the 2014-2015 school year, he was selected to be a Master Teacher with the NEA Master Teacher Project and share his Common Core aligned environmental science lessons with a national audience. In September of 2015, Taylor traveled to South Korea as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program. While in South Korea, he studied science education with a focus on how the individualized needs of diverse learners are served in an educational system with uniformly high standards.