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First year Jackson High School science teacher receives STEM grants

First-year Jackson High School science teacher Brielle Kemis earned a $1,000 AFCEA STEM Teaching Tools grant. She will receive a $1,000 check each year for three years because she is teaching a STEM subject.
Science teacher Brielle Kemis receives $1,000 AFCEA STEM Teaching Tools grant check from Jackson High School Principal Dave Peters. Photo credit: Everett Public Schools.

From an Everett Public Schools news release.

Brielle Kemis knew she wanted to teach science and was one of 50 recipients who previously received a $5,000 AFCEA Educational Foundation STEM Teacher Scholarship.

As a first year science teacher at Henry M. Jackson High School, Kemis has also earned a $1,000 AFCEA STEM Teaching Tools grant. She will receive a $1,000 check each year for three years because she is teaching a STEM subject.

AFCEA stands for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, which according to its website is, “a non-profit organization serving its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information, and dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities.”

These grants go to undergraduate, graduate and credential or licensure students preparing to teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects in U.S. middle or secondary schools.

Kemis can use these grants to fund hardware and software, other classroom tools, field trips, STEM-focused clubs and other activities aligned with student learning

“JHS is continuing to advance as a STEM school and this grant shows the dedication that our teachers have in continuing to offer great experiences to our students. We are lucky to have Brielle in our building and look forward to continuing to work with her as she advances in her career,” said Assistant Principal Kevin Rohrich.

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