Indian Lake Elementary is one of 13 Tennessee schools to earn the STEM designation in 2021.
The honor recognizes schools for preparing students for postsecondary and future career success by committing to promote STEM and/or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) learning for their students. The designation program is aligned to Gov. Bill Lee’s Future Workforce Initiative and goal to triple the number of STEM-designated schools.
“STEM education is having a tremendous impact on Tennessee’s economy and workforce,” said State Sen. Speaker Pro Tempore Ferrell Haile of Gallatin. “I congratulate the students, parents, teachers at Indian Lake Elementary School and all these schools for successfully achieving this Tennessee STEM designation. It will help ensure that these students have the tools they need for a very bright future.”
“I am tremendously proud of the hard work taking place at Indian Lake Elementary,” added State Rep. Johnny Garrett of Goodlettsville. “Effective STEM education programs are going to be vital in helping us address the talent needs of Tennessee’s growing science, engineering and technology fields. I appreciate the faculty and staff for their commitment to preparing our students for 21st century jobs.”
Since 2018 when the program began, 61 schools have earned the Tennessee STEM Designation, which was developed in partnership with the STEM Leadership Council to provide a “roadmap” for schools to successfully implement a STEM and/or STEAM education plan at the local level.
Schools that receive this honor also serve as models from which others may visit and learn. All K–12 schools serving students in Tennessee are eligible.