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Woods and Pushkin Visit Brooks County Middle School
Woods and Pushkin Visit Brooks County Middle School
Tonja Healey
Thursday, September 13, 2018

State School Superintendent Richard Woods and Paige Pushkin, Executive Director of the Georgia Foundation for Public Education, visited Brooks County Middle School on Wednesday, September 12.  They came to present a check in the amount of $5,000 to Brooks County Schools for their “Full STEAM Ahead” project.  The project will reach approximately 633 students across Brooks County.  The grant was awarded by the Rural Education Fund which is funded through sales of the “Support Education” and “Educator” license plates.  Full STEAM Ahead is a project to initiate the implementation of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) strategies and activities into grades 5 – 8.  Mr. Timothy Pate, 8th grade math teacher at Brooks County Middle School, will participate in the 2019 STEM Teacher Academy throughout the 18-19 school year and will then train nine 5th – 8th grade math and science teachers throughout the school district. As a culminating activity of the STEM Teacher Academy, there will be a four day Summer STEM Camp provided for 5th through 8th grade students in Brooks County.  The camp will engage students in the application of STEM concepts.  Pictured is Paige Pushkin, Executive Director of the Georgia Foundation for Public Education, Mrs. Staci Chastain, K-5 Curriculum Director, Superintendent of Brooks County Schools Dr. Vickie Reed, Larry Cunningham, President of the Brooks County Schools Board of Education, State Representative John Lahood, and State School Superintendent Richard Woods.