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Full Name
Leola Rutherford
School/Organization
Girdwood K-8 School, Anchorage School District
Job Title
6th Grade Teacher
State
Current Role
Program Affiliation: Other
Code.org CS Discoveries Facilitator; CSTA; Smithsonian NASM Teacher Innovator Institute; Project Invent Ambassador; Nominated 2020 PAEMST
Bio

Leola Rutherford is a 6th-grade classroom teacher at Girdwood K-8 School in Alaska who is passionate about empowering the next generation of innovators and community problem-solvers through integrating quality STEM education throughout content areas. With Masters Degrees in both Teaching and International Relations, Leola has taught pottery, Gifted Education, Middle School Language Arts & Social Studies, and coaches debate. A life-long learner who is innately curious, Leola strives to foster collaborations between grade levels to help provide young learners with authentic audiences and leadership opportunities. Project-based service-learning challenges, buddy classrooms, and the initiation of a school-wide Science Academy are just some of the ways Leola hopes to inspire and share a love of learning and creating.