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Elementary Teacher Named STEAM Educator of the Year

Written by Bill Laurienti
Elementary STEAM Teacher Named STEAM Educator of the Year!

Heather Gibson, SmartLab Facilitator at Prairie Wind Elementary School in Gillette, Wyoming, has been named STEAM Elementary Educator of the Year by the Wyoming Department of Education. 

Here, we see the extraordinary dedication of our SmartLab Facilitators across the country. We understand the impact they have on young learners every day. It’s wonderful to see a member of the SmartLab family recognized in this way.

Congratulations, Heather!

The future of STEM is that no matter where industry goes or what the new innovations are, it always comes back to core transferable skills like creativity, problem-solving and computational thinking

Heather Gibson (SmartLab Facilitator)

See Heather and her students share their STEM education story!

Bill Laurienti

Bill Laurienti is a Content Marketing Specialist at Creative Learning Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (English) from Colorado Mesa University and a Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching from the University of California's Rossier School of Education. Bill came to CLS after 10 years in the secondary classroom. He believes SmartLabs are important tools for engaging unengaged students and helping them access careers they might not otherwise have imagined.

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