-September 14, 2021 (Cheatham County School District)
The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, a public/private partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and Battelle Education, announced the 2021-22 cohort of the Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative.
This year, 46 educators across Tennessee were selected for the collaborative.
Lindsay Greer, the STEM teacher at Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy, is a member of this year’s collaborative. The collaborative is a yearlong professional development opportunity for rural educators designed to share promising practices in STEM education and encourage the development of a targeted STEM solution for each community or school represented.
The Cheatham County School District has also recently announced that has returned to elementary schools. This addition is a part of the district's five-year plan.
Three part-time art instructors have been hired who each work a few days per week in the county's six elementary schools.
There is one art instructor in each cluster. Elizabeth Wooten is at Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy and West Cheatham Elementary School in the central cluster; Sara Taylor is at East Cheatham Elementary School and Pleasant View Elementary School in the northern cluster; and Elizabeth Collins is at Kingston Springs Elementary School and Pegram Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School in the southern cluster.
The art instruction began Sept. 7.