Jessica Monaghan

Assistant Director of STEM
Office Phone
125 41 William Street

Jessica Monaghan, Ed.D. is the Assistant Director of STEM in the Program for Teacher Preparation. She serves as a course lecturer for TPP 403, 404, and 406 supporting students interested in the field of education. Dr. Monaghan advises and supervises students who pursue STEM subject area teaching. As the director of QUEST (Questioning Underlies Effective Science Teaching), she collaborates with professors and researchers in their respective fields to bring unique professional learning to local educators.

Prior to her role at Princeton University, Dr. Monaghan worked as a science teacher and K-12 Science Supervisor in New Jersey. With her passion for integrating global and local socio-scientific issues in the K-12 science classroom along with experiential outdoor learning. She collaborated through SENCER (an initiative from National Center for Science and Civic Engagement NCSCE) to develop an innovative model K-12 unit. The team was awarded in 2019 for their efforts to bring civic engagement to K-12 science by expanding outreach and resources to K-12 practitioners. Dr. Monaghan continues to enjoy curriculum and assessment design, developing professional development workshops, and building meaningful, sustainable partnerships.

She earned a Masters in Education and an Ed.D., in Design of Learning Environments from Rutgers University Graduate School of Education.