Our nation’s future economic prosperity is closely linked with student success in the STEM fields. –STEM Education Coalition
Camp STEM provides hands-on STEM opportunities for children ages 5-12 (grades K-6) and can only be met by recruiting certified, highly qualified teachers. As a member of our staff, you will become a part of the camp STEM experience. Topics covered include Earth Science, Astronomy, Aerospace, Robotics, and more!
Our mission is to create a hands-on experience that teaches and nurtures the children under our care. We believe that all children can be scientists and can apply higher order thinking skills to learn. Our break week camps are only as good as our personnel. We have an extremely selective process and are always looking for the top talent across the state.
Do you have what it takes to join one of the most exciting summer camps in the state? If so, take a look at the job description below!
Camp STEM Instructors
Camp STEM instructors are responsible for implementation of our hands-on STEM camps. This is a part-time position. The programs are conducted at local public and private colleges, universities, and schools. Sessions last approximately 3 – 6 hours, depending on location.
Detailed lesson plans and all supplies are provided for instruction. Instructors will follow camp STEM guidelines for operation as well as respecting and protecting student achievement. camp STEM instructors must hold a certified teaching license (doesn’t have to be in science), and have some experience working with children. All candidates must submit to a F.B.I background check and be able to commit to the week specified at the location(s) you have been assigned.
Meet Beth Moore
Beth Moore is an art teacher living in Murfreesboro, Tn. She graduated from MTSU with a B.S. in Art Education in 2011 and earned an M.A. in Educational Leadership in 2014. Currently, she is an art teacher for public schools and private lessons while also working as an Art Quest Facilitator at the Frist Center of Visual Arts in Nashville. She is also a working artist, showing and selling her work in the Murfreesboro-Nashville area.
Meet Jessica Peterson
Hello, I am Jessica Peterson, a first-grade teacher with a degree in early childhood education. I have two daughters one in college and one who works as a nursing care partner at St. Thomas Rutherford. I began my career in education because of them. When they were small I began to work with the daycare where they attended. We were required to attend trains, make lesson plans and teach developmentally appropriate lessons for each age group. I loved the kids already, and seeing the students I was working with learn what I was teaching gave me even more joy. I changed my major from Business Administration to Early Childhood Education! I’ve been teaching with Murfreesboro City School System for the past 14 years in various grades, so when I was presented with the opportunity to work with Camp STEM for the summer I jumped at the chance. I am so excited to be working with your children this summer.
Christa Adams graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a bachelor’s degree in Education for grades K through 8. Over the past 15 years, she has worked with grades 1 through 4 teaching all subjects. In 2017 she accepted a position with Creswell Middle as their teacher librarian. There she created a maker space in her library. Introducing the students to Makey Makey kits, kiva blocks, dash and dot bots, Sphero balls, and STEAM challenges. This year she has the pleasure of teaching coding to eighth graders and introducing new books to the students of Creswell Middle School of the Arts. This new venture combines her growing passion of STEAM with her love for discovery and learning. She is looking forward to the new ideas that her students will have and to see the problems they will solve.
Meet Caterious Siggers
Caterious Siggers is a Memphis, Tn. native. He graduated from UT Knoxville with a B.A. in fine arts and earned an M.A. in from Memphis College of Arts. Mr. Siggers is a Visual Arts instructor at Egypt Elementary. Students are our future and need 21st-century skills for tmrws careers.
Meet Kaylee Orchard
My name is Kaylee Orchard. I recently graduated from Missouri Baptist University (MBU) with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education Mild/Moderate Disabilities k-12. I then continued on to add my certification in Early Childhood Education birth-grade 3. I recently moved to Nashville where I hope to pursue my love for teaching even further. My favorite subjects to teach are Math and Science and I enjoy working hands on exploring new ways to learn and teach. I am looking forward to Camp STEM this summer!
Meet Kristen Albritton
My name is Kristen Albritton. I graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education 1-6 and am certified in Social Sciences 6-12. I currently teach 6th and 8th-grade history at Bok Academy in Lake Wales, FL. I enjoy reading, traveling, history and politics. I look forward to working with Camp STEM this summer!
Meet Steffania Wenisch
My name is Steffania Wenisch. I am currently attending MTSU and will be graduating in December with a B.S in Education grades K-6. I was born in South America, Colombia and moved to the U.S. when I was 9. I speak and write fluently in both Spanish and English. I like to play soccer, travel, and spend time with family and friends. My favorite content areas are Math, Science, and Social Studies. I am looking forward to teaching and meeting new faces this fall in camp STEM!
Meet Amanda Brooks
My name is Amanda Brooks I am a graduate of MTSU with a degree in Early childhood education. I am currently a Pre-K teacher for Murfreesboro Head Start and have been with Head Start for 6 years.
Meet Emily Whobrey
My name is Emily Whobrey. I recently graduated from MTSU with a degree in Elementary Education (K-6). In the Fall, I teach 4th-grade math at McGavock Elementary School. I have recently moved to Nashville. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, biking, and spending time outdoors.
My name is Miranda Dethrow. I am a fourth-grade teacher at Cole Elementary in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. I just completed my 8th year of teaching. I received my Bachelor’s degree from The University of Memphis, my Master’s degree from Arkansas State University, and my Educational Specialist’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University. My favorite content areas are Science and Math. I am very science oriented and hands-on. I am very excited at the opportunity to work with camp STEM this summer.
NOTE: Our camp is filled with math and science activities and our programs are normally sold out! Our camper to staff ratio is 15:1.
High quality, well-facilitated STEM activities encourage youth to be curious, ask questions, and make connections with the world around them; as well as obtain essential skills for success in life and in our global economy. Our staff receives high quality PD from CLICK2SCIENCE.