A BIG congratulations to Jeff Wilson, STEM Specialist at Meadows Elementary - our Hawks Prairie Rotary Teacher of the Month!
Jeff was nominated by his Principal, Angie DeAguiar.
"Jeffrey is the STEM teacher at Meadows. When he started at Meadows, the STEM program had no materials, no curriculum and guidelines. Jeff literally built this program from scratch. He did not let this deter him. He jumped in researched, talked with district folks that could help him and started writing grants to get supplies. Jeff has done an outstanding job designing and implementing various STEM activities focused on enriching student engagement and knowledge. Each year that Jeff has been here at Meadows, he has wrote and received multiple grants. Just this year alone, Jeff has brought in over 6,700 dollars in grant money. With this money he has purchased supplies such as robotics,hands on technology, indoor plant growing supplies and much more. The students in our school have the opportunity to participate in an after school STEM camp under Jeff's leadership. It's wonderful to see the excitement in their faces when they are engaged in designing, building and learning all about science, technology, engineering and math. He also partnered with our LAP teachers in providing several Family Math/Literacy/STEM nights. In addition, Jeff is designing a professional development for staff to help them earn their STEM clock hours required by OSPI. This year Jeff ran our Watch DOGS program and was awesome at bringing in dads everyday. Jeff loves what he does and goes above and beyond to provide everyone the experience of STEM. He truly is amazing and deserves this award." - Angie DeAguiar, Principal
The Hawks Prairie Rotary recognizes that teachers regularly give of their time and their own money to serve their students. Their “Teacher of the Month” award is made in collaboration with NTPS. In addition to the recognition at their club meeting, Hawks Prairie Rotary generously awards each recipient with a $100 gift certificate intended to help him/her purchase supplies for their classroom.
THANK YOU HAWKS PRAIRIE ROTARY!