Teaching STEM #4Real

S3 E2: Principals and Administrators in STEM, #4Real

November 30, 2023  |  52 mins

Welcome back to season three of Teaching STEM #4Real! Today, we are pleased to introduce Samantha Stickley and Nicky Scott to the podcast!

Samantha Stickley is an accomplished seventh grade science teacher within the San Marcos Unified School District, where she plays a pivotal role not only in the classroom but also as a department chair and mentor teacher. Samantha is particularly dedicated to promoting equitable size, education and grading practices. She strives to create a classroom environment that fosters inclusivity, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to excel in the fields of science. Samantha is a recognized leader in science ed and and a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.

Nicky Scott is the principal we all wish we had as a teacher. She is supportive, genuine, and willing to learn alongside you. As a woman of color, she grew up in an educational system that was not always understanding or forgiving. As a child, she knew that the rules were unfair, but from a child's perspective, her frustrations and words remained unheard. It wasn't until she became part of a system that she began to witness the immediate urgency for systemic change.

In this episode we will listen in on how these two forces come together for transformative change in science and education. Keep listening to learn more from this dynamic duo!

Teaching STEM #4Real is a podcast dedicated to 4 real conversations on educational equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education hosted by Dr. Leena Bakshi. If you’re interested in exploring what anti-racism and socially just instruction look like in our classrooms, schools, and beyond, you are in the right place. Dr. Bakshi is also the founder of the non-profit,⁠ STEM4Real⁠. Please visit our⁠ website⁠ for information on how to partner with us. Thank you for helping us make STEM for real.

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