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Chattanooga teacher wins STEM Excellence Award from state

The Director of Innovation for the Hamilton County Department of Education, Kerri Randolph, was one the winner of the STEM Innovator Award (Photo: Tennessee STEM Innovation Network).

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) announced four statewide winners of the "STEM Excellence Awards".

The STEM Excellence Awards recognize teachers who are outstanding leaders and advocates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math education.

The Director of Innovation for the Hamilton County Department of Education, Kerri Randolph, was one the winner of the STEM Innovator Award.

Before becoming the Director of Innovation for Hamilton County Schools, Randolph taught high school science for 10 years in North Carolina.

She also worked with pre-service teacher candidates in the UTeaChattanooga program and directed STEM initiatives at the Public Education Foundation of Chattanooga.

Randolph was one of the founders of the Southeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub and created or supported initiatives like Teacherpreneur Incubator and Teacher Think Tank.

She serves on the boards of the Enterprise Center and Benwood Foundation and is a member of the state’s STEM Leadership Council.

There were three other recipients of STEM Awards.

The Director of Schools from Clarksville-Montgomery County School System received the STEM Advocate Award.

The Director of the Center for STEM Education for Girls from Nashville received the Excellence in STEM Leadership Award.

A teacher from Germantown was awarded the Excellence in STEM Teaching Award.

The TSIN team selected this year’s awardees from more than 40 highly nominees.

Awardees will be honored at the third annual Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit on Thursday, May 24, 2017, in Murfreesboro.



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