Stephen Knott
Alum

Stephen Knott

A Universal Framework

Leadership in Teaching: STEM
I cannot say enough about how satisfied I am with the Notre Dame of Maryland University STEM Certification program. I had completed a master’s degree and considered myself a seasoned teacher before entering the program. However, it was not until the final class, where we reflected upon our experience and personal pedagogies, that I truly understood my purpose, direction, and goals as an educator. STEM is so much more than Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It is the universal framework we use to understand, communicate, and create knowledge.
Courtney Rose
Alum

Courtney Rose

Comfortable Taking Risks

Alum, NDMU Class of 2020
Leadership in Teaching: STEM
The small classroom environment at Notre Dame has really helped my confidence. I feel comfortable taking risks, which has translated into my profession at school with my students and also with my teammates. I feel like I’m taking on more leadership opportunities because I have that confidence. Notre Dame was a safe place to foster that, and I’m very thankful.
Larrisa Singer
Alum

Larrisa Singer

Long Lasting Relationships with Teachers & Peers

Leadership in Teaching: STEM
The STEM program at Notre Dame has made a life changing impact on my teaching and learning. I enrolled in the program with limited knowledge of what STEM is and now I’m able to support others in my school where needed. The best part of my experiences were constant hands-on learning opportunities and building long lasting relationships with my teachers and peers. It has enabled me, coached me, and given me the confidence to incorporate STEM in my classroom. I’m a proud alumni of this program at NDMU.
Ashley Demski
Alum

Ashley Demski

Developing Meaningful Learning Opportunities

Leadership in Teaching: STEM
The STEM program at Notre Dame gave me the content knowledge and confidence I needed to create authentic experiences for my students. Now, I am able to capitalize on my creativity and passion for developing meaningful learning opportunities in the early childhood setting. I have also taken on multiple leadership roles in Baltimore City Schools by creating professional development and curriculum for Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers. Currently, I am collaborating with other educators by presenting at conferences such as MAEOE and working with my team on a special 100Kin10 project.