The STEM Teaching Fellows program is an annual cohort of Southeast Tennessee educators from across the region who engage in a year of professional development activities focused on STEM best practices. These teachers become STEM leaders for their schools and districts. Over the course of the year, members of the cohort receive training and coaching on best practices in problem-based learning, inquiry teaching, cross-curriculum integration and technology integration.
Working with leaders from business and post-secondary education, the fellows develop STEM lessons and projects for immediate implementation in the classroom. Exposure to innovative instructional strategies and classroom tools provides them with resources and ideas for their students and fellow colleagues. STEM Fellows is part of the PEF Innovation Hub. Click the link below to learn more.
Molly Anderson, DuPont Elementary
Nickey Ankar, Lookout Valley Elementary
Justin Black, Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts
Owen Bogolin, Orchard Knob Middle
Allison Bynum, Charleston Elementary STEAM Academy
Dana Carmody, Westview Elementary
Megan Cobb, East Ridge Elementary
Scott Dent, Sale Creek Middle/High
Lauren Denton, Red Bank Elementary
Lisa Dunn, Sale Creek Middle/High
Nicole Dyer, East Ridge High
Haley Graham, Westview Elementary
Lauren Hagan, Hixson Middle
Quailla Hatcher, Bess T. Shepherd
Lory Heron, STEM School Chattanooga
Samantha Jones, Middle Valley Elementary
Patti Jones, East Lake Academy of Fine Arts
Jasmine Montgomery, Tyner Academy
Olivia Myers, Big Ridge Elementary
Henry Oston, Tyner Academy
Symone Pryce, Brainerd High
Tara Rollins, Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts / STEM School Chattanooga
Karen Schmidt, Big Ridge Elementary
Angela Shaver, Rhea County High
Dara Smiley-Lacy, Lookout Valley Elementary
Julie Spino, McConnell Elementary
Rhonda Taylor, Soddy Daisy Middle
Jamika Walker, Spring Creek Elementary
Nicole Webb, Westview Elementary
Melody Wilkerson, East Lake Academy of Fine Arts
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