2022 STEM Leadership Recognized by GTA

Thanks to so many of you for coming out to our Winter Party to honor our 2022 award winner, Sally Anderson!
Sally Anderson was nominated to receive this year’s award by the Columbia Gorge STEM Hub Director, Julie Cucuel. Sally is the K-5 STEM Educator for Hood River County School District. Sally visits every Elementary school in the Hood River County School District to provide STEM lessons to all students in grades K-5, driving up on the amazing STEM Fab Bus. Sally also works with school administration to explore solutions to funding, programming and scheduling in order to ensure that all students are provided with quality STEM educational experiences. 
Sally is passionate about her work and it shows!  She is responsible for organizing school-wide STEM Night Events for the families and communities throughout Hood River County.  She partnered with Cascade Locks Elementary to provide a community-wide STEM Night Event, post-covid, and is currently planning community-wide STEM Nights for May Street, Parkdale and Mid-Valley Elementary schools.   
Sally’s leadership goes above and beyond simply providing quality STEM education experiences to her students.  She also supports other educators in their learning and growth. For example, this year she has supported the HRCSD Media Specialists in receiving Code.org Training, and further supported them with bringing coding into their classroom instruction and curriculum by coordinating collaborative planning time to develop and implement classroom lessons for all students K-5.   She is currently developing Ozobot Training to share with the entire Columbia Gorge Region this Spring
Sally considers innovation as a top priority, and she continues to learn and grow through ongoing professional development.  She has chosen to direct her award dollars to Hood River County School District. Congratulations and jobs well done, Sally!