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Golden Valley Teacher Recognized at School Board Meeting

A first grade teacher at Golden Valley's SEA school was praised for her work in STEM.

On Monday, Oct. 22, Superintendent Aldo Sicoli recognized School of Engineering at Arts teacher Carrie Casey for her Junior Achievement accomplishment.

For the 2011-2012 school year, Casey was named the Junior Achievement Elementary Teacher of the Year for the Upper Midwest. During that time, she was a fifth grade teacher at Noble Elementary School.

"We congratulate Carrie for this outstanding recognition and thank her for her leadership with STEAM and her involvement with Junior Achievement," Sicoli said, referring to a district focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

Casey was instrumental in the development of STEM at Noble Elementary School. Short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, STEM has been of particular focus for the Robbinsdale Area Schools during the past several years. The addition of a focus on arts creates the STEAM acronym.

"I want to extend my appreciation to the school district for the opportunities to attend professional development opportunities in the areas related to STEM," Casey said during the school board meeting. "As a teacher now at SEA, I am  excited and thrilled to be part of a district that values STEAM and STEAM education."

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