All science teachers at William B. Orenic Intermediate School and Troy Middle School now are STEM-certified by the National Institute for STEM Education.
The STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and math are particularly valued in education today for their relevance to jobs of the future.
Troy School District 30-C Director of Instruction and Professional Development, Jenna Woodland, said that through STEM education, Troy students will achieve a mastery of these 21st-century skills with real-world strategies and applications.
The Troy fifth- through eighth-grade teachers achieved the certification through coursework, implementation of strategies in the classroom and consultations with a STEM coach
Troy School District 30-C STEM-certified teachers at William B. Orenic Intermediate School are Nicole Barr, Heather Giles, Shelley Hill, Christine Pinter, Erin Riess, Rebekah Tazelaar and Elisabeth VanderMeer.
Recently retired William B. Orenic Intermediate School science teacher Margie Corp also received STEM-certification.
Troy Middle School STEM-certified teachers are David Adjokatcher, Kaylie Davis, Colleen Fals, Raylene Grossi, Jeremy Huff, Ruth Juhant and Barbara Will-Henn.