Sagely Honored with $2,500 Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance Grant
Creek Elementary Principal Andrea Sagely was honored at the Tulsa Flight Night Gala last night. She was awarded a $2,500 grant from the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance to advance STEM education at her school. Sagely was one of four recipients recognized during the event which took place at the Riverside Airport on the campus of Tulsa Technology Center.
“We are proud of Mrs. Sagely and the work she is doing to make STEM education engaging and approachable for our students,” said MPS Superintendent Dr. Jarod Mendenhall. “It’s always an honor for Muskogee Public Schools to be recognized throughout the region for excellence in education.”
Sagely initiated the “Watch Us Grow” theme at Creek Elementary for this school year. In partnership with the Oklahoma State University Extension Office in Muskogee County, the school has cultivated a 1,400 square foot teaching and learning garden. Funds from the grant will go to support this initiative along with the creation of an after-school STEM program named Club Invention. Club Invention will hold their first meeting on October 3, 2022.
“I was honored to be selected,” Sagely said. “I’ve known and worked with Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance for many years. Together we have explored ways of getting STEM education into the hands of students. I’m grateful for the grant as it helps us further our projects with our students at Creek.”
Additional 2022 Siegfried STEM Innovator Award Recipients include Amy Moore of Tulsa Public Schools’ Booker T. Washington High School, Barbie Jackson of Sand Springs' Limestone Technology Academy and Michelle Rahn of Claremore Public Schools’ Will Rogers Jr. High School.
About The Siegfried STEM Innovator Awards
Four Oklahoma educators are awarded grants annually. Honorees were selected from applicants who are Oklahoma-certified PreK-12th grade educators and have at least two years’ teaching experience. Educators may use these funds for professional development, classroom materials, or other STEM programs organized by the educator or school.
About Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance
Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance and its partners envision a thriving, collaborative, and inclusive community powered by a STEM-capable ecosystem. We strive to cultivate impactful partnerships and learning pathways that inspire and prepare all youth for a STEM-enabled future.