The Berkeley Lab Teaching Scholars program is a joint collaboration between the Postdoctoral Scholar Program and the K-12 STEM Education Office at Berkeley Lab. The program seeks to help Berkeley Lab staff strengthen their science communication skills, gain experiences in formal and informal education, and provide connections to the local community. In return, the K-12 office will have a stronger team of science and engineering enthusiasts that are capable of explaining difficult subjects to broad audiences and comfortable facilitating hands-on scientific content in various settings.