George Lucas Educational Foundation

Christi Alper

High School Science Teacher

Christi Alper has worked as a science educator at Saddle Brook High School in New Jersey for over 10 years. She is currently completing her graduate work with Project Dragonfly at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where her passion for science education has been ignited through experiential learning that fosters inquiry, participatory education, voice, and community.


  • Inquiry-Based Learning

    Embracing Inquiry-Based Instruction

    A veteran teacher shares the frustrations and challenges of this student-centered teaching model—and why she finds it so powerful.