This is one of the reasons I love representing this district! I had the opportunity to visit the STEAM Academy at Petroglyph Elementary. I saw firsthand how they have engaged elementary school students Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math. Teaching them that

  • Jobs in the STEM fields are growing exponentially.
  • Why they felt Art belongs with STEM because creativity fuels innovation and expression.
  • How thy hope to open students’ eyes to the possible careers in STEAM fields and to foster a love of applied investigation, imagination and problem solving.

Thank you to Ms. Verploegh, Ms. Perea-Salazar & Ms. Turner for inviting me to Petroglyph and for introducing me to your AWESOME students!