Don Dean, M.S.E.T., is a middle-school science teacher and the District Coordinator of Science in the Oakland, New Jersey School System. He holds a B.A. in Natural Science and Mathematics, a B.S. in music, and an M.S. in Educational Technology. Don is also an avid traveler and student of foreign languages and cultures and is currently active in projects in South America studying microclimates, medicinal plants, sustainable farming and rainforest preservation.