Position:

Director of STEAM, Teacher

Grades:

Kindergarten
through tenth

Subjects:

Science Technology Engineering Math (STEAM)

Additional Roles/Responsibilities

K – 12 STEAM Curriculum and Instructional Specialist
Spring / Summer STEAM Workshop Director
Marketing and Community Relations STEAM Project

About Alicia Roberts

I have been blessed to teach science, math, engineering and design, the subjects I am most passionate about, for the last 20 years. I created the FA STEAM labs at both the elementary and MS/HS campuses that provide students an environment where solutions to real world problems can be explored through hands on learning and design challenges. This promotes creativity, collaboration, critical analysis and communication. Outside the classroom, I speak nationally and teach workshops to promote STEAM Integration and Design into the K-12 curriculum for Grand Canyon University.

Education
Bachelor of Arts – St. Mary’s College of CA
Master of Arts Instructional Technology – University of Phoenix
Arizona Department of Education Standard Elementary Certificate K-8
Science Olympiad Certification – Summer Institue

Experience
2015-present: Director of STEAM, Teacher – Foothills Academy College Preparatory
2012-present: K-12 Science Technology Engineering Math Curriculum Specialist. National Speaker Project Based Learning/STEAM Implementation – Grand Canyon University
2008-2015: Instructional Technology Specialist, STEM Director, K-8 Teacher – Paradise Valley Christian College Preparatory
2003-2006: Financial Investor and Wealth Management Associate – The Vanguard Group
1998-2003: Middle School Science Teacher – Cave Creek Unified School District
1996-1998: Project Manager – Science Center of Connecticut
1990-1995: Elementary Educator – Temecula Valley Unified School District

Certifications:
Essential Elements of Instruction Certification
Professional Teaching Standards/Quality Tools Certification
Science Olympiad Summer Institute Leadership Program
Love & Logic Certification
STEM Education Coalition
NSTA (National Science Teacher Association)
NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children)
AzTEA (Arizona Technology in Education Association)

The best thing about being a teacher: As a teacher, the greatest gift has been the opportunity to help shape future generations.

Some of my favorite things: 
Colors: Blue, Purple and White
Food: Pizza
School Subject: Science
Hobby: Hiking
Book: The Bible
Sports Team: Packers

If I wasn’t a teacher, I would be: I would design a Maker Space to ignite a greater appreciation for teaching our children to become producers and not consumers.

Why did you choose to become a teacher: Teaching provides me the opportunity to positively influence the lives of others and give back to the community.

Accomplishments: The greatest honor I will ever receive are kept in a bright green folder in my desk drawer. They are the handwritten notes and pictures from my students over the years that speak to my heart and ignite a desire to be the best I can.

Professional sites to share: Teach 2 Inspire www.teach2inspire.com