Announcing the 2018-2019 Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative

TSIN announced today the 2018-2019 class of the Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative – a yearlong, cohort-based training 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, 43 educators representing 18 counties across Tennessee were competitively selected for the Collaborative.

“Rural communities have a great need for a prepared STEM workforce. We are excited to work with this geographically diverse group of educators to enhance STEM education for Tennessee students,” said Sandy Watkins, Director of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network. “Over the course of this year long program, each of the educators in the Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative will develop tools and identify local partnerships to engage their students through STEM opportunities.”

Within the Collaborative, there are three regional cohorts that will map the STEM resources and potential partners 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 their proposed solution within their own communities. For more information, visit www.tsin.org/pd.

2018-2019 Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative

Participant School or District Name County
Christy Llewellyn Elk Valley Elementary School Campbell
Ashley McNealy Elk Valley Elementary School Campbell
Amy Castleberry Pegram Elementary School Cheatham
Brandon Galistel Pegram Elementary School Cheatham
Amy Hershman Hickerson Elementary School Coffee
Katherine Gable Hickerson Elementary School Coffee
Todd Reinholtz Hickerson Elementary School Coffee
Randa Prater Hickerson Elementary School Coffee
Erica Patterson Hickerson Elementary School Coffee
Lauran Godfrey Sewanee Elementary School Franklin
Donna Barnes Sewanee Elementary School Franklin
Christa Moss Jackson County Middle School Jackson
Isaac Vincent Jackson County Middle School Jackson
Tanya Fox Gainesboro Elementary School Jackson
Michael Vigeant Gainesboro Elementary School Jackson
John Williams Jefferson County High School Jefferson
Erin Havrilak Loudon High School Loudon
Jeana Gray Fort Loudoun Middle School Loudon
Michelle Hyde Jackson Christian School Madison
Megan Hyde Jackson Christian School Madison
Kara Darety Jackson Christian School Madison
Joyce Bates Carmel Elementary School Montgomery
Tracy Roper Petros-Joyner Elementary School Morgan
Sarah Stout Petros Joyner Elementary School Morgan
Ashley Martin South Fulton High School Obion
Maggie White Prescott South Elementary School Putnam
Kattie Nash Prescott South Elementary School Putnam
Allison Ledford Prescott South Elementary School Putnam
Jori Nash Northeast Elementary School Putnam
Christy Shepherd Northeast Elementary School Putnam
Sheila Jett Northeast Elementary School Putnam
Shelby Johnson Krisle Elementary School Robertson
Dana Stem Bradley Academy Rutherford
Abbey Sanders Bradley Academy Rutherford
Amy Smith Millington Middle School Shelby
Malcolm Sanders Millington Middle School Shelby
Wendy Courtney Kingsport City Schools Sullivan
Kelley Smythe Station Camp Elementary School Sumner
Karen Medana Station Camp Elementary School Sumner
Lisa Shrull Clyde Riggs Elementary School Sumner
Hillary Watson Westview High School Weakley
Leesa Hubbard W.A. Wright Elementary School Wilson
Jennifer Crockett West Elementary School Wilson

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