It is my pleasure to welcome you to SciTech STEM Discovery Academy, a school that provides STEM education for talented students. While many schools today have STEM programs, SciTech is a truly unique learning environment located inside a hands-on science museum. Our small classes, challenging and innovative STEM curriculum with experienced faculty provide an opportunity for each student to develop his or her own interests and strengths.
As an educator, I am blessed to be able to witness and experience the wonder of learning on a daily basis. Schools are learning organizations and successful educators and students are always looking for ways to improve their own learning experiences. I believe that everyone within a schools community is a learner first and foremost, and that is the learning process which allows schools to achieve their mission.
I believe curriculum is the framework to identify and publicize what a school community believes is important for their students to know and be able to do. It is important that these documents reflect skills, knowledge and performance that will allow for our students to be successful in an ever changing, complex global society.
As a leader, my role is to focus on supporting faculty members and empowering teachers to identify areas for growth and develop plans of action. This is the most successful path to building a cohesive school community focused on the improvement of student learning. I think the best approach to education today is a collaborative one that involves continually assessing and addressing the needs of the children, their families, the school and the community. The ultimate return is the achievement of my personal vision, challenging all learners to reach their individual potential and preparing them to realize their role in a global community.
With warm regards,
Head of School
SciTech Museum's Executive Director, Arlene Hawks (Right)
congratulates Julie Bauman, Head of School (Left)
for winning the International STEM Championship Education Award.