Jesse Wilcox is a native Iowan who loves traveling, spending time outdoors, reading non-fiction, and time with friends and family.
Jesse is passionate about teaching. While at Next Step Adventure, Jesse used engaging activities and questions to help teachers modify their lessons to get kids outdoors and motivate students.
Joining the Next Step team in 2018, Jesse brought 12 years of experience in STEM education as a high school science teacher. He taught STEM education at Simpson University, and continues to excel in the field of higher education. Jesse published numerous papers in STEM education journals, and won awards for excellence in teaching.
As Next Step’s STEM educator and Pedagogical Engineer, Jesse helped design curriculum, wrote articles for the blog, and worked with teachers on effective STEM teaching practices, including how to use nature to teach STEM.