Pascale Creek Pinner

2018 Fellows

Pascale Creek Pinner

Fellowship Placement: U.S. Department of Energy
Hometown: Hilo, HI

Dr. Pascale Creek Pinner will be serving her Fellowship in the Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists in the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Over the last 30 years, Dr. Pinner has taught Earth & Space science to 8th grade Hilo Intermediate School students on the Big Island of Hawaii. Pascale has also taught math, writing in the content areas, health, and directed the school’s Gifted and Talented program. As a science methods lecturer for 4 years at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Pascale was also able to share her passion for teaching with pre-service educators.

Dr. Pinner has procured numerous grants, including a large Math/Science Partnership (MSP) Title IIb grant where her services as the Curriculum Coordinator/Co-Principal Investigator impacted over 1500 students. Pascale developed the Teacher-to-Teacher (T2T) professional development model in science while working with 43 teachers in grades K-6. The schools and teachers continue to implement the science curriculum to this day!

Pascale began her career by earning a B.A. in Biology and a Secondary Teaching Certificate from University of Hawaii at Hilo. A Professional Certificate in Secondary Education and National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Science followed these degrees.  Dr. Pinner completed her PhD in Educational/Teacher Leadership from Concordia University Chicago in 2012. 

Dr. Pinner currently serves on the Hawaii State STEM Content Panel, and the Hawaii Science & Technology Executive Board. Pascale has received many awards including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math & Science Teaching and the Hawaii State Teacher of the Year (HI-STOY 2008). Pascale has published and presented at a number of regional and national conferences, where she continues to share her enthusiasm for all things STEM.