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Bay Springs Middle School Earns National STEM Certification

Oct 07 2021

Bay Springs Middle School was recently named a Nationally STEM Certified Campus by the National Institute for STEM Education (NISE). BSMS has now joined an elite group of certified STEM campuses in Carroll County that have earned this prestigious recognition for implementing 21st-century learning and STEM strategies that transform school culture and maximize student achievement. Only 2% of schools in the nation are nationally STEM certified.

In addition to BSMS becoming a NISE National STEM Campus, six teachers also earned their individual STEM certification: Lauren Cramer, Brittany Miller, Megahn Hill, Whitney Whitfield, Rachel Tucker, and Diane Trantham. Also, Principal, Brad Corbett, and Assistant Principal, Keisha Mitchell are National STEM certified administrators.

“We are proud of Bay Springs Middle School’s commitment to making STEM education a priority for our students,” shared Scott Cowart, Superintendent of Carroll County School System. “Providing premier opportunities and real-world experiences directly connects to the district’s initiative of encouraging students to be future-focused.”

Dr. Marissa Prather, Director of Professional Learning and Middle Schools added, “Partnering with the National Institute for STEM Education enhances instructional practices to prepare students to think outside the box and have a growth mindset. It is a pleasure to help lead our schools through the STEM certification process knowing the many long-term benefits 21-century learning has for our students as they prepare to be enrolled, employed, enlisted, and engaged in our community.” 

The district continues to be a leader in STEM education with 10 District STEM certified schools, 9 Nationally STEM certified schools, and 1 Internationally STEM certified elementary school. Carroll County School System is one of only three districts in Georgia to have a District STEM certification process and the only system in the state with a STEAM certification process.