Local Educators Selected To Participate In STEM Learning Opportunity For Rural Communities

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, a public/private partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and Battelle Education, announced today the 2020-2021 cohort of the Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative – a yearlong professional development opportunity for rural educators designed to share promising practices in STEM education, seek solutions to local education challenges, and encourage the development of a targeted STEM solution for each community or school represented. This year, 51 educators representing 32 counties across Tennessee were competitively selected for the Collaborative. 


“All communities, regardless of zip code, possess local assets that can support quality STEM instruction and workforce development initiatives. The Collaborative connects rural educators with community partners and facilitate co-learning about STEM teaching strategies, promoting immediate impact at the local level and collective impact statewide.” said Brandi Stroecker, director of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network. “The Collaborative this year has been designed to ensure safety and applicability during the COVID-19 pandemic. Educators will convene virtually and explore strategies for engaging students in STEM learning through virtual, hybrid, or in-class models of instruction.”

Within the Collaborative, there are three regional cohorts that will map the STEM resources unique to the educational landscapes in West, Middle, and East Tennessee. The Collaborative provides a stipend for teachers to engage with the program and implement a targeted STEM initiative within their own communities. For more information, visit tsin.org/tennessee-rural-stem-collaborative

Teacher

School

School District

Kristy Phillips

Clinton High School

Anderson County

Amanda McBride

Bedford County Learning Academy

Bedford County

Marla Belyew

Briarwood Elementary

Benton County

Denise George

Bradley STEAM Academy

Bradley County

Sarah Daniels

Avoca Elementary School

Bristol City Schools

Cathy Bryant

Avoca Elementary School

Bristol City Schools

Colette Carrabba

Chester County Junior High School

Chester County

Lori Blanchard

Cosby Elementary

Cocke County

Thomas Tatum

Stone Memorial High School

Cumberland County

Yvonne Barbosa Schlangen

Creek Wood High School

Dickson County

Vanessa Anderson

Dyersburg Middle School

Dyersburg City Schools

Seth Coleman

Dyersburg High School

Dyersburg City Schools

Sheri Stilts

Pine Haven Elementary

Fentress County

Jessica Guess

North Middle School

Franklin County

Caterine Heaton

Decherd Elem.

Franklin County

Kimberly Collins

Huntland Schools

Franklin County

Rachel Cunningham

North Middle School

Franklin County

Heather Lunsford

South Middle School

Franklin County

Ashley Long

Highland Elementary School

Greeneville City Schools

Emily Hurst

Soddy Daisy Middle School

Hamilton County

Rachel Horton

St. Clair Elementary

Hawkins County

Martha Mowell

Mt. Carmel Elementary School

Hawkins County

Tanya Fox

Gainesboro Elementary School

Jackson County

Janet R. Norton

Dandridge Elementary School

Jefferson County

Quanta Spears

Lakeland Middle Preparatory School

Lakeland City Schools

Annemarie Lampright

Summertown Elementary

Lawrence County

Ryan Lewis

South Pittsburg High School

Marion County

Justin Herod

Spring Hill Middle School

Maury County

Dovie MacPherson

J.E. Woodard Elementary School

Maury County

Aimee Shires

Battle Creek Middle School

Maury County

Michal Seth Woodard

Mt. Pleasant High School

Maury County

Lisa Slusher

Battle Creek Middle School

Maury County

Annette DeGeorge

Randolph Howell Elementary STEM School

Maury County

LeAnn Simmerman

J. E. Woodard Elementary

Maury County

Lesley Davidson

McKenzie High School

McKenzie Special School District

Susan Murray

Selmer Middle School

McNairy County

Kim Mullins

Bethel Springs Elementary

McNairy County

Stacy Jones

McNairy Central High School

McNairy County

Nathan Nicholas

Milan Middle School

Milan Special School District

Justin Woody

Sequoyah High School

Monroe County

Bryan Williamson

Sequoyah High School

Monroe County

Megan Hensley

Petros Joyner School

Morgan County

Margie Branstetter

Petros Joyner School

Morgan County

Joseph (Andy) Zimmerman

South Fulton Middle/High School

Obion County

Michael Chaffin

Prescott South Middle School

Putnam County

Sonya Hatfield

Oliver Springs High School

Roane County

Ashley Nivens

Oliver Springs Middle School

Roane County

Britni Carter

Oliver Springs Middle School

Roane County

Jennifer Wilkerson

Springfield High School

Robertson County

Audra Logan

Station Camp Elementary

Sumner County

Bryan Morgan

Portland West Middle School

Sumner County

Ashley Warnement

Jack Anderson Elementary

Sumner County

Carolyn Dawson

Mount Juliet Elementary

Wilson County


 


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