Mableton Elementary School’s full steam ahead approach to academics has paid off in a big way. The school has officially become the third school in Georgia to be STEAM certified by the Georgia Department of Education. On Tuesday, State School Superintendent presented the Cobb County school with its STEAM banner.
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.
“I want to congratulate all of you. This has been years of work,” Cobb County School District STEM and Innovation Supervisor, Dr. Sally Creel, told the audience of students and teachers during a ceremony at the school. “Your teachers, administration and staff have always been on the cutting edge of what’s going to be the best, most engaging way to help all of the boys and girls here at Mableton learn.”
0Mableton became a Cobb County School District STEM certified school last fall.
“There is a strong academic effort in connection with the arts in classroom instruction,” said Woods to the crowd. “I applaud you for putting an emphasis on the fine arts.
The South Cobb High School Pep Band added to the festive atmosphere of the day by performing songs that kept the elementary school students on the edge of their seats.
In addition, to the STEAM certification presentation, State Representative Richard Wilkerson surprised Mableton Innovation Specialist, Alana Davis, with the official resolution recognizing her as Georgia Elementary Science Teacher of the Year.
“We are exposing them to those future STEM careers that are going to be waiting for them when they graduate high school, so the more exposure we can give them, the more opportunities they’re going to have when they get older,” said Davis.