In order to create PK -12 pathways, experiential learning opportunities, quality STEM programs and job-connected mentorships/externships, supporting educators with resources and training is essential. Although there are many training opportunities throughout the Omaha area, they are operating in silos and not necessarily connected to building strong career pathways.
The Professional Development & Training Committee is committed to identifying professional development/training opportunities and resources for educators and industry partners that provide STEM knowledge, competency and pedagogy. As STEM pathways for students are developed, PD and training opportunities will support each pathway from PK- Career.
Lori Bachle Clarkson College
Steering Committee Advisers:
Elizabeth Mulkerrin Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Justin Andersson Omaha Public Schools
Art Brown Metropolitan Community College
Emily Brown Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Reid Claussen Novozymes
Rob Jenson ESU 3
Sally Otis Fontenelle Forest
Michelle Rono Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Hillary Saalfeld Omaha’s Children’s Museum
Greg Schwanke ESU 3
Megan Sigmon McGrath North Law
Tony Veland AIM Institute