Education faculty

Molly Foss, M.S.

Student Teacher Supervisor

M.S., Southwest State University
B.S., Ft. Hays State University


Molly Foss has nearly 30 years of experience as a grade school and middle school science teacher. A Mentor Teacher, she has coordinated a program for gifted and taltented students, served as a district science curriculum specialist, and developed courses for college and university education departments. Other roles include chairing the District Science Curriculum Committee in Scott City, Kan., working as a member of the Iowa Core Curriculum District Committee, and serving on the district planning, professional development, and strategic planning committees for MOC-Floyd Valley High School in Orange City, Iowa.

Professional experience

  • Graduate-level professional development facilitator, Morningside College, Sioux City, IA
  • Adjunct professor, Buena Vista University,, Sioux City, IA, 2002-present
  • 6th grade science teacher, MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District, Orange City, IA, 1997-2011
  • Gifted and Talented District Coordinator, MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District, 1993-1997
  • District Science Curriculum Specialist, MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District, 1999-2011
  • 5th, 6h and 7th grade science teacher, Scotty City Middle School, Scotty City, KS, 1986-1993
  • 7th and 8th grade science teacher, Burlington Middle School, Burlington, CO, 1975-1979


  • National Education Association
  • Kansas and Iowa Education Association
  • American Association of University Women
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Iowa and Kansas Science Teacher Association


  • Iiowa Science Education Association Excellence in Education, 2010
  • MOC-Floyd Valley Education Association President, 1999-2011
  • Northwest Area Representative, Iowa Science Teachers, 1999-2004
  • Kansas Teacher of the Year finalist, 1989