Bree Oatman | SD EPSCoR STEM Teacher Leaders

Bree Oatman is a science educator at Lead Deadwood High School. She teaches Chemistry, Physics and CTE Health Science Careers I and II.

This is her 13th year teaching K-12 science, but she’s spent her entire professional career working as an educator or advocating for youth. She has a BS in biology, a Masters in teaching and a PhD in science education. She is also a National Board Certificated Teacher. She has taught in 3 school districts, and several post secondary institutions including a tribal college in Washington State and a medical school in the Caribbean. She has taught elementary science, middle school science, biology, chemistry, environmental science, physics, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, AVID, advising, study hall, 7th grade English, medical school study skills, health occupations, physical science, STEM, indigenous science and marine biology. She estimates that she has reached over 2000 students so far in her career.

Bree is married and has 5 children ranging in age from 2 to 25. She has 2 dogs and the occasional marmot or deer. She enjoys making cupcakes for other people and pizza from scratch. Anyone is welcome on Sunday evenings for pizza!