Equity in STEM: A Seat at the Table

Thursday, July 21, 2022 @ 7:00 PM EST
Presented by: Andrea Wright

Culturally relevant and responsive teaching, equitable access, underrepresented groups in STEM…do any of these phrases ring a bell? Model STEM schools and programs provide inclusive and diverse learning opportunities for all students. Explore how you can use instructional resources, pedagogy, experiences, and partnerships to increase access and success within STEM schools.

Andrea Wright is the STEM Coordinator for the DeKalb County School District in Stone Mountain, Georgia. A native Atlantan, she matriculated from Spelman College (Bachelor of Arts) in 1997. Ms. Wright has degrees and certifications from across the nation including the University of Rhode Island (Masters in Education), the University of West Georgia (Educational Leadership Certification), and Valdosta State University (Educational Specialist). She has also attained a STEM Leadership endorsement through the NASA Endeavor program, a STEM endorsement from Middle Georgia RESA, and is a National Geographic Certified Educator. Her truest passion is in the area of STEM education – seeing children bring ideas to life and innovate new solutions, fostering a culture of creativity in educators, and planting seeds for limitless possibilities for parents about their children’s futures.  Ms. Wright concurs with Marian Wright Edelman that “education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."