About Kevin Strait
Kevin Strait taught public education classes for more than three decades for the Mead School District in Spokane, Washington. Specifically, he taught science classes at Mead High School, covering topics such as chemistry, environmental science, human anatomy, physiology, and biology. His courses encouraged students to develop analytical thinking skills through cooperative and independent work. He expected his students to be engaged and thoughtful members of the classroom and become scientifically literate adults. Kevin Strait also served as the faculty adviser for the Environmental Science Club that launched a recycling initiative at Mead High School while raising awareness of other environmental issues. Additionally, he served as coach of the girls’ track and field team for nearly 10 years.
In 2009, Kevin Strait left Mead High School to pursue a new opportunity with an international baccalaureate world high in Kuwait, the American International School. He taught upper-level science courses, including chemistry, environmental systems and societies, and human anatomy. He combined labs with lectures to provide students with multiple avenues of education and practical applications of topics covered in the textbooks. He also made his stage debut as President Roosevelt in the school’s production of Annie. Prior to his relocation to Kuwait, Kevin Strait gained valuable teaching experience while working with graduate students at Whitworth University and Eastern Washington University.
To prepare for his career, Kevin Strait earned an Associate degree from Spokane Falls Community College before moving on to Eastern Washington University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Education. He later returned to Eastern Washington University and earned a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Biology and Science Teaching. His thesis involved a comparison between cooperative learning and conventional lecture. Kevin Strait continues to take courses to stay current in his field, including two extended essay training workshops.