Today, the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS) named Environmental Science teacher Sarah Holmes the 2022 Innovative STEM Teacher of the Year. The announcement came at the 2022 NCSSS Professional Conference in Atlanta.

This prestigious award recognizes a teacher who advances the mission of STEM education through innovative and inventive teaching strategies, incorporating STEM into the school’s culture and connecting students to real-world careers and industry.

Holmes will present at the Missouri Environmental Education Association’s annual conference at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center in Kansas City on November 5. The conference theme is, “Health for All: Connecting Environmental Health and Education.” She will present, “Bringing an Apiary to Your School” in conjunction with two current students and alumna Marion (Spence, ’87) Pierson, M.D., co-founder of Mo Hives KC.

Read more about Holmes’ work with STEM and innovative teaching (includes video interview produced by STA sophomore Claire Buttell).

Written by : Chris Hoehne

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