Carrie DeMott, Science & Math Teacher

Carrie DeMott, Science and Math Teacher

Carrie DeMott

Ms. Carrie DeMott is an experienced educator with two decades of experience in traditional and outdoor education. She has taught in public, private, and international schools and is currently in her 10th year at  Maui Preparatory Academy as our middle/high school science teacher.

A mindful educator, Ms. DeMott has presented at many teacher workshops focusing on field studies in the area of geology and the formation of the Hawaiian Islands, Science Olympiad, coral reef ecology, and experiential education. With her guidance, Maui Preparatory Academy developed the first Science Olympiad team on Maui and represented our island/state at Nationals twice. This success boosted the Science Olympiad on the island which led to the development of regional competitions and the beginning of elementary Science Olympiad, helping promote science and technology education here on Maui and the outer islands.

A winner of the Mayor’s Award for Women in Technology and the Science Olympiad Coaching Excellence award in 2015, Ms. DeMott continues to challenge herself as well as her students.  Currently, Ms. DeMott is facilitating the implementation of our Noble Cause Grant, which promotes citizen science and student involvement in data collection and environmental advocacy outside of the classroom.  Maui Prep’s collaboration with scientific and environmental organizations is a major focus. Due to her passion for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), she volunteers for many local causes and can be found doing beach clean-ups with her young son River, a preschooler at Maui Prep.

Ms. DeMott believes that “to improve and mediate our environment, young people must be educated in science and knowledgeable about their locale. Only by participating locally can we understand global ramifications of our continued exploitation of our planet. I find that involving people, and giving them a purpose, not only motivates them to do/learn science skills, it inspires them to bring back what they have learned to improve our beautiful islands.”

cdemott@mauiprep.org