Donald Elementary Named Nationally Recognized STEM Campus
June 7, 2018 — Donald Elementary recently held a school-wide celebration for being recognized as a nationally recognized STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) campus by the National Institute for STEM Education.
"Becoming a Nationally Certified STEM Campus is a tremendous honor," Donald Elementary Principal Dr. Michelle Wooten said. "I am so proud of our teachers and all of their accomplishments. Our students and parents recognize the benefits of us becoming the first STEM Academy is Lewisville ISD and have been some of our biggest cheerleaders along this journey. We are all looking forward to next year."
The campus is the first elementary school in Texas, and fourth in the entire nation, to receive the honor. Donald also has the largest number of nationally certified STEM teachers on a single campus in the country.
"We are extremely proud Donald is our first elementary STEM academy, but even more so now it is a nationally recognized STEM campus," LISD Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers shared during the recognition ceremony at Donald. "Our slogan is Real Innovation. Limitless Opportunity. And this is really about the opportunities for our students."
Twenty-two Donald teachers were also recognized for earning their national STEM certification during the ceremony.
After gaining teacher and community support, Donald applied for and was selected to be the district's first elementary STEM academy.
The Lewisville ISD STEM Academy at Donald Elementary is set to officially open in August.