Two Cherokee County School District teachers have been named 2021 Georgia STEM Scholars!
E.T. Booth Middle School teacher Daniele Deneka and Teasley Middle School teacher Scott Reece, who both teach engineering and technology Connections classes, earned the honor from the Georgia Youth Science & Technology Centers. Each year, only about two dozen teachers from a pool of statewide nominees are recognized as STEM Scholars.
Honored K-8 teachers are selected for their excellence in teaching children about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and their innovation in integrating STEM lessons in elementary and middle school education. Each honoree receives a $500 award to purchase classroom STEM supplies.
“We’re so proud of Daniele and Scott for earning this statewide honor recognizing their dedication to STEM education, which follows numerous other professional achievements by both of these accomplished teachers,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said, noting that they also are past Teacher of the Year winners for their schools. “STEM learning provides our students with a window to many excellent job opportunities in those fields, but also refines their critical thinking skills that are important for success in all careers and in life.”
Ms. Deneka and Mr. Reece will be recognized by Dr. Hightower and the Cherokee County School Board at the School Board’s December meeting.