Middle School Teacher Among Ten Chosen For National STEM Scholar Program
Tasha Jordan, a science teacher at Johnson-Wabash 6th-Grade Center, has been recognized as a 2022 National STEM Scholar. She was one of ten middle school teachers from eight states selected to participate in the National STEM Scholar Program. Those selected as STEM Scholars are invited to take part in a unique professional development program aimed at providing advanced STEM training, national network building, and project support for middle school science teachers nationwide.
“Students deserve the best learning experiences possible. They also deserve teachers with the knowledge and skill to ensure that they receive the best education possible,” said Jordan.
Jordan has been a science teacher in Ferguson-Florissant School District for four years. She started as a student teacher in the district at Walnut Grove Elementary. She is a graduate of Chatham University with a bachelor’s degree in science. She also holds a master’s degree in social work and a Master of Arts in Education from Washington University in St. Louis. She is working on her doctorate of education with a focus on STEM from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jordan will spend a week at the Gatton Academy before school starts to collaborate with the other STEM scholars selected and to develop curriculum. This year’s STEM Scholars will convene on Western Kentucky University’s campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky, during the summer for a week of advanced STEM training
“This program brings science teachers from around the country together to network and share ideas to better the science classroom,” Jordan said. “I am looking forward to using my knowledge to have a positive impact on student learning in the science classroom.”