Another Sumner County School is officially STEM certified! Congratulations to Station Camp Elementary School on the announcement of being a STEM Designation School for Tennessee. Becoming STEM certified is a multiple year process that includes extensive work and evaluation on behalf of the teachers and administrators. Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced Wednesday, May 15th that only 11 schools received the Tennessee STEM School Designation this year, bringing the total number of STEM designated schools to 26. Out of the 26 schools state-wide that have STEM designation, Sumner County Schools has five! (Station Camp Elementary, Dr. William Burrus Elementary, Jack Anderson Elementary, Union Elementary and Oakmont Elementary.)
All K-12 schools serving students in Tennessee, both public and private, were eligible to apply. Each school was evaluated through a stringent application process including self evaluations, interviews and host site visits with the TN STEM Designation review team. The designation rubric included five focus areas: Infrastructure, Curriculum and Instruction, Professional Development, Achievement and Community Partnerships.
Station Camp Elementary Principal, Dr. Phillip Holt, accepted the honor at the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit awards ceremony in Nashville. Dr. Holt said, "We are excited for our students because we believe it prepares them for a successful future. Our teachers have worked extremely hard to achieve this accomplishment, but it's all about benefiting the students."
Congratulations to our teachers and administrators on a job well done!