Summertown Elementary Advances to Interview for STEM Designation
Earlier this year, Summertown Elementary applied for the prestigious title of STEM Designation. To date, Summertown has had schoolwide success with multiple STEM programs. Ms. Amy Burleson and Mr. Brent Blackwood currently run a Compost program in partnership with the TN Department of Environment and Conservation. Ms. Ashley Bush and her UDL class sponsor the school Greenhouse. SES has multiple teachers running STEM camps afterschool. All faculty members ran STEM related clubs last year, as well aa FIRST Lego League Robotics Program. Ms. Wanda Konig sponsors the FIRST Explorer Championship. Ms. Courtney Dillard sponsored last years “STEM & Suess Night” and is currently the schools STEM Lead. If these amazing activities were not enough, Art Teach Ms. Nickie Bergan and Librarian Katherine Burleson intertwine STEM and STEAM into their daily classes. The schools RTI Coordinator, Ms. Tina Brown, has brought a plethora of community speakers and family activities to all grade levels through Summertown Elementary, as well. As Principal Ricky Mabry Jr. unfolds his vision for SES, students have shown growth and become prepared for the future workforce.
During mid March, SES had received notice that their STEM Designation Application Portfolio was advanced to the Interview Process on April 9th. The STEM Designation Team, Community Partners, former students, and parents assembled last Friday (April 9th) to speak on behalf of Summertown Elementary during the Interview with Tennessee STEM Innovation Network. We wish Summertown Elementary good luck, and be on the look out as the TN Department of Education will announce 2020-2021 STEM Designation School in late May.
Great Job, SES!
A Special Thanks to:
SES Community Partners:
Barry Bryan of DRM
Lee Boyd of Lawrenceburg Utility System
SES STEM Designation Team:
Annemarie Lampright - CTE STEM Coordinator
Dr. Haley Hallmark - SES Assistant Principal
Courtney Dillard - SES STEM Lead
Brooklynn Malugin - SES Pre K
Myleah Luffman - SES Kindergarten
Allaina Essary - SES 1st Grade
Loreita Churchwell - SES 2nd Grade
Alicia Parrott - SES 3rd Grade
Gina Butler - SES 4th Grade
Elizabeth McDonald - SES 5th Grade
Wanda Konig - SES 6th Grade