After completing a Masters degree in Zoology at UC Berkeley, Frank moved to Weston, Massachusetts in 1963 to take a position teaching Biology at Weston High School. He became President of the Weston Teachers Association and negotiated Weston's first teachers contracts.
In 1967 Frank accepted an appointment to teach Biology as an Associate Professor at Salem State College. While there, he created the Credential Program for students preparing to be Biology teachers. He earned two Outstanding Teaching Awards while at Salem State, where he directed many NSF Teacher Enhancement programs, including the well-known Marine Science Institute.
He was chosen Chairman of the NSTA International Committee and co-chaired two joint International conferences with the United Kingdom in London and Boston. In 1974 Frank earned his Doctorate in Science Education and Psychometrics from Boston University. He was chosen Massachusetts Outstanding Science Educator by M.A.S.S. in 1991. He was inducted into the Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators in 1992, and was named Science Educator of the Year by MAST in the same year.
After retiring in 1992, Frank worked for the Massachusetts Department of Education to help lay the groundwork for the PALMS Project. From 1994 to 1998 he has been a PALMS Regional Resource Provider Director for the Northeast.
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