St.Joan of Arc will be offering an after-school math/science enrichment program for 4th and 5th grade students who are talented, interested, and motivated in science and mathematics. This year the program will focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) topics and be inquiry based and problem centered. Topics relate to the students’ lives, thereby arousing their curiosity and increasing their motivation to learn mathematics and science.
This year’s STEM teachers will be Mrs. Kelly Carr and Mrs. Heather Kroupa, both current St. Joan of Arc parents. Mrs. Carr has a Bachelors of Science in biology and chemistry education from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Literacy from Benedictine University. She has taught middle school and high school science. Mrs. Kroupa has a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Teaching from North Park University. She has taught high school science and tutors students in math and science. Both are enthusiastic parents and educators excited to increase the STEM students’ passion for science. If you have any questions about the STEM enrichment program please call the school office.