Marni Landry is the GCE K12 STEM Outreach Manager. She came to GCU following a
16 year career at Paradise Valley High School. She wrote the curriculum for, and taught
in the Center for Research, Engineering, Science, and Technology program on the
Paradise Valley campus. Courses included: Introduction to STEM Research, Principles
of Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Microbiology. In addition she was an
adjunct professor with the UofA teaching Molecular Cell Biology 101 & 102 as dual
As a leader in the teaching community, she served on the Paradise Valley Technology
Committee, designing and delivering professional development (PD) to staff and
presenting at Google Apps for Education Summits. As a BioRad fellow, she has
delivered teacher PD in biotechnology. She is a member of the National Science
Teachers Association, the National Biology Teachers Association, and a lifetime
member and awards committee chair of the Arizona Science Teachers Association.
Her most recent teaching awards include: Arizona Tech Council Teacher of the Year,
IEEE Pre-College Teacher of the Year, Arizona Bioindustry Association Educator of
the Year, Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching,
Nobel Top Ten Educator of the Year, Flinn Foundation Distinguished Educator,
Arizona Science Teachers Association High School Science Teacher of the Year, and
HOSA (Future Health Professionals) Advisor of the Year.
Marni has a B.S. in biology from Arizona State University and a M.Ed. in Curriculum
and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. She is certified in secondary biology
and career & technical education (emerging technologies).