The Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) has named Jamie Flemmer as the recipient of the Distinguished Leadership in Science Award recognizing her outstanding support of science education as a non-teaching administrator.
Flemmer was nominated by Laura Lee McLeod, fellow elementary science coordinator, STAT President 2017-18 and 2019 Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST) chairperson.
“I nominated Jamie for her dedication to our science community. Jamie was not only the leader for the Metroplex Area Science Supervisors (MASS) group in 2016-17 but is currently the President of the Texas Council for Elementary Science (TCES),” McLeod said. “She contributes her own time to further the advancement of science education by helping with STAT, as an affiliate. She donates her time planning Mini-CAST that the MASS group presents, and has restructured both the TCES and the MASS group to work more efficiently.”
Flemmer has been with FISD for 16 years during which time she has served the District as a fourth-grade teacher, science facilitator, assistant principal and currently as an elementary science coordinator. She has always had a love of awakening students to the wonders of science.
Flemmer continues to support students by training teachers and helping them better understand science content and ways to integrate cross-curricular ideas in their classrooms.
“I love working with teachers and seeing them get passionate about what they are teaching because it ignites excitement in students,” Flemmer said. “By following tweets by teachers using #FISDElemScience, we are able to see the learning that is occurring on campuses and how Frisco ISD teachers are using the curriculum to build on the natural curiosity of students.
“It’s not just about science, it is about all of the content working together thanks to a professional learning community that values a collaborative culture.”
Flemmer will be honored at the 2019 CAST, one of the nation’s premier science education conferences. This year it will be held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas in November.
She will be highlighted in the conference program, recognized at opening sessions and receive an honorarium, complimentary registration and lodging for the conference. To learn more about the award, click here.