ACES principal, teacher selected to Innovative Leaders Institute

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network has announced the 2019-2020 cohort for the Innovative Leaders Institute – a year-long professional learning opportunity designed to train principals, assistant principals and school leaders to infuse a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) culture in their school through innovative leadership and instructional strategies.

School leaders were selected to participate in the program through a competitive application process.

Ashland City Elementary School principal Dr. Melinda Broyles and STEAM teacher Kristin McQueen are members of this year’s cohort.

“The Institute provides a unique opportunity for leaders to convene and learn from one another, as well as experienced STEM school faculty, with the goal of transforming the STEM culture in each participating school,” said Brandi Stroecker, director of education strategy for the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network.

The Institute participants apply as a team of two or three faculty members from the same school. The Institute is free and participants earn 32 hours of Tennessee Association of School Leaders (TASL) credit for participating.