Alum
Ashley Demski

Developing Meaningful Learning Opportunities

Alum 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 developments 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.

It took me almost 2 years to decide which route to take for my MA in Education.  Choosing the STEM program was the best decision I could have made for my professional life.  As a former undergrad of Notre Dame, my background was in elementary and early childhood education.  I enjoyed teaching science, but did not have much experience with developing meaningful lessons that would push my students to become 21st century learners.  

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 developments 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.    

I am looking forward to continuing on my STEM journey through projects with Notre Dame of Maryland University, 100Kin10, and Baltimore City Schools.  

Ashley Demski
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Francis Scott Key Elementary Middle School #76