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“STEM Dream Team” presents in Point

July 5, 2018

By David Nordby The Brillion News

STEVENS POINT – The expansion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) continues throughout education in Wisconsin.

A local team of educators spoke last month at a STEM conference in Stevens Point for faculty in the Wisconsin Technical College System Early Childhood Education program.

The group consisted of Steve Meyer (manager of STEM education and development at Fox Valley Technical College), Kathy Meetz (early childhood department chair at FVTC), Amy Werba (early childhood instructor at FVTC), Michelle School-Reese (Brillion Elementary School teacher) and Yvonne Lemmers (a recent FVTC graduate who completed her individual project on early childhood STEM).

The presentation was unique for some members of the group. Lemmers joked that she isn’t used to having educators sit and listen to her. School-Reese also noticed the different audience.

“I’ve been in the early childhood field for quite awhile, but am used to an audience of people under four-feet tall,” she said.

School-Reese has collaborated with FVTC’s early childhood department on more than one occasion.

“I have been fortunate to be a part of a school district [that] is ahead of the curve in STEM,” School-Reese said. “I was introduced to STEM by [Steve Meyer]. I was hooked and started working on ways to develop STEM curriculum that would be appropriate for my 4K students and build a foundation for their future learning.”

Please see the complete story in the July 5, 2018 edition of The Brillion News. 



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