Miller Middle School Extended Learning Program (XLP) teacher Ann Jackson was one of 84 teachers nationwide recently selected to join the Society for Science Advocate Program.
“I wanted to increase my skills and be a better advocate for all students, and especially those who are underrepresented,” Jackson said, adding that she was selected to support underrepresented students who are interested in Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering (STEM) subjects.
Jackson is participating in special professional development opportunities as part of the Advocate Program. She joined fellow middle school science teachers in Washington, D.C. this summer for training, and continues to meet with a cohort of teachers virtually each month.
The Advocate Program will provide additional resources and support for Jackson as she works to grow students’ engagement in STEM-related learning and activities.
Among Jackson’s goals for the coming years is getting more students interested in Science and Technology Fair competitions. She said she looks forward to supporting Miller students’ STEM success.