What Makes us Different?

We combined standards-based instruction with equity and social justice for ALL students. STEM 4 Real is committed to providing socially just and culturally relevant STEM teaching and standards-based learning strategies through collaboration professional learning, culturally responsive instructional materials and diverse children’s literature. We focus on shifting teacher pedagogy by grounding our work with a social justice lens that makes equity paramount in our vision.

About our Mission

We believe that each and every single child, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion or creed should be able to see themselves in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics. It is through our diversity that we can embark on multiple perspectives in order to progress our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields.

The Team

Founder, Executive Director

Dr. Leena Bakshi

Director of Operations

Marie Gorman

Director of Partnerships

Brenda Tisdale

Director of Elementary Education

Tricia Dennis

Senior Program Director

Jose Sotoramos

The Advisory Board

School Administrator

Dr. Lucia Perales Soto

University Professor

Dr. Tyrone Hayes

IT Executive

Reema Prasad