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METRO EAST Teacher Recognized for Achievements in STEM
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) –
A big honor is being bestowed upon a teacher from the Metro East.
Carrie Herndon has been named STEM Educator of the Year by the Illinois Teacher’s Association. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. The new award recognizes Illinois teachers who have made outstanding achievements in K-8 STEM teaching.
Herndon, a former chemist, teaches kindergarten through 8th grade STEM at Metro East Montessori School in Granite City, Ill. Montessori was able to put a STEM Lab together from grant money. Herndon said the new lab makes learning and teaching fun,
“I’m being recognized for letting my students follow their curiosity,” Herndon said. “So many schools are focused on standardized tests. When you put your focus on standardizing testing, sometimes you don’t focus on what students innately want to learn.”
If you missed our Adolescent Presentation on our new 7th-9th grades check it out by clicking here!
Metro East Montessori School is excited to announce the opening of the MEMS Adolescent Program starting fall 2016!
The program will prepare students grades 7-9 not only for high school, but for a continued love of learning throughout their lives. We will provide two academically challenging and nurturing environments – one at our Granite City, IL location and the other at Red Fox Paso Fino Farm located in Troy, IL.
This amazing educational opportunity would not be possible without the support of our Montessori partners Dr. Annette Haines, Mr. Lewis Haines, Red Fox Paso Fino Farm, The Montessori Training Center of St. Louis and The Montessori Lab School at Grand Center. We are truly grateful for their support.
For more information please contact Bridget McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come to our information session on October 6th, 2015 at 6pm at our Granite City location (4405 State Route 162).
We are so excited to extend this opportunity for students to become confident global citizens and future leaders.
Hope to see you on the 6th!
MEMS will be opening its Adolescent Program (7th – 9th grades) Fall 2016!
Check back for more information very soon!