H. Michael Mogil is a certified consulting meteorologist with B.S. and M.S. degrees in meteorology from Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL). Mike has earned the American Meteorological Society's (AMS) Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) and Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) ratings, as well as the NWA's Digital Media Seal (DMS).
Mike is currently the president of the National Council of Industrial Meteorologists (NCIM). Mike has practiced meteorology for more than 40 years, working closely with educators across the country since 1979. He also provides expert weather services to attorneys and insurance companies nationwide, provides programs for teachers and students in weather, writes books about weather and articles about weather and mathematics, and co-operates the Mathworks Tutoring Center (Naples, FL).
Mike, with his wife, Barbara Levine, have authored/co-authored several books about weather, weather experiments and a comprehensive teacher's guide for using the newspaper to study weather in the classroom. Together, they also developed several weather posters and cloud charts and has written scores of articles for national science journals, and numerous other magazines and newspapers. Most recently, Mike spearheaded the development of a series on the WEATHER & CLIMATE OF THE STATES for Weatherwise Magazine.
Mike's educational roots run deep. He has taught fifth grade math-science and has conducted scores of in-service teacher training workshops and graduate courses in meteorology. He has also taught many in-school field trips for young scientists nationwide. One of these, "Fabulous Weather Day" has been held at Kensington-Parkwood Elementary School (Montgomery County, Maryland) annually for more than 10 years. Currently, he serves as the Director for the National Weather Camp Program (NWXCP).
Mike is also an avid photographer and videographer with published weather photographs in numerous weather text and trade books, educational journals, various magazines, and the Washington Post. One of his pictures even graces a U.S. postage stamp. Mike was recognized as Member of the Year by the NWA in 1988 for his "...outstanding efforts in weather education;" and, in 2013, was awarded the NWA's Public Education Award.
Barbara Levine has a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College (Boston, MA) and an M.A. in elementary science and mathematics education from Hood College (Frederick, MD).
She has supervised a day-care pre-school and has taught three, four and five year olds. Barbara taught second grade for three years, before "moving on" in 1998 to third grade at the Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS) in Sandy Spring, MD; during her five years at SSFS, Barbara was also science-math coordinator and technology leader.
In the fall of 2000, she transferred to John Eaton Elementary School (Washington, DC Public Schools) where she served as K-6 Math resource teacher. Upon moving to Naples, FL (2005), she taught 5th grade and then "graduated" to 6th grade where she has taught math and earth science. She is gifted, earth science and middle school math certified, as well.
Barbara co-owns and co-operates the Mathworks Tutoring Center where she and husband Mike now have a cadre of tutors helping them tutor upwards of 100 students a year (grades 1 to college) in math, language arts, history and other subjects. Barbara is an accomplished writer, having co-authored several articles in the "Geography and Weather" series in Science and Children Magazine and has also co-authored several experiment books, teachers guides and content books about weather.
She has taught many workshops for teachers and young people, including programs at the University of Missouri-Columbia, the Smithsonian Institution, the Maryland Science Center, Loyola College of Baltimore and NSTA Conventions.
She has also taught middle and high school weather camps for the Learningworks Foundation's National Weather Camp Program (NWXCP). Barbara has also taught special "hands-on science" programs to pre-schoolers. In 1999 she was nominated for Disney's Teacher of the Year Award. In 2006 was among the top 40 finalists in the Collier County (Florida) "Golden Apple" Teacher Recognition Program.
Matt Bolton is the lead intern at How The Weatherworks. He is a student communicator in Central Florida. His interests lie mainly in meteorology, psychology, and photography, but are as varied as anthropology and the humanities.
Meteorology has always been a deeply-rooted passion for Matt. In 2008, he began pursuing it, pre-professionally, while in high school. This included an intensive self-study weather education, online blogging, and eventually reaching out to local and national meteorologists. As a high school sophomore, he joined (and became active in) the West Central Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), for which I began to serve in several elected and appointed leadership positions as early as his senior year of high school.
From 2012-2014, he volunteered with a local emergency management office, and in the years prior to that experience, shadowed with the Tampa National Weather Service (NWS) office and local media meteorologists. he also was a weather observer for the Tampa Tribune/Tampa Bay Times, and a blogger for WTSP-TV.
Perhaps most notably, Matt has served as a long-term (now lead) intern with How The Weatherworks since 2010. During the course of his internship, he has facilitated two full redesigns of the How The Weatherworks website, assisted in facilitating weather learning across the country, and, among other things, conducted research into tropical cyclones. He has presented the results of his research at numerous AMS, National Weather Association (NWA), and American Geophysical Union (AGU) conferences. He is also heavily involved in the National Weather Camp Program run by How The Weatherworks.
Matt is currently serving as a student representative on the NWA's Professional Development and Diversity Committees. As a member of the Professional Development Committee, I work to promote opportunities for professional development in meteorology at all levels, particulary at the pre-college and college levels. As a member of the Diversity Committee, he works broadly to promote higher ethical standards within the weather enterprise, with the end goal of bringing about a more harmonious community. He serves as Chair of the Disability Subcommittee, where he promotes awareness for various disorders and disabilities. Matt works with meteorologists so that they better understand various disabilities as they relate to their mission of providing life-saving weather information to the general public.
Matt's weather interest has led him to pursue a semi-professional photography career. His interest in photography grew from years of cloud-watching, and, as a result, his photographic pursuits are focused (pun intended!) largely around weather-, nature-, land- and city- scapes.
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