Sandra Bradshaw has been an educator for 35 years,teaching STEM classes at Midway Elementary School for the past ten years. Previously, Sandra taught fourth grade, piloted a gifted program and served as a Science Specialist. She currently teaches Kindergarten through 5th grade STEAM classes and supports teachers in a school wide implementation in STEAM education.
Sandra utilizes a problem-based learning approach to engage students in inquiry and real-world problem solving. In her classroom, she facilitates learning and encourages students to collaborate and communicate to solve problems or make scientific discoveries.
In 2009, Sandra piloted an elementary STEM curriculum for Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and brought its newest curriculum, Launch, to her students. She soon became a PLTW LAUNCH Master Teacher and now travels during the summer training others. Most recently, Sandra was named as the Project Lead the Way National LAUNCHTeacher of the Year and was also awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence for Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Sandra has led professional development sessions at the school and district level, presented at state and national conferences, and served on district and state science leadership teams. She is also a Mickelson /Exxon Mobil Science Teacher, a PAEMST mentor, and a reviewer for Science and Children magazine.
Sandra has a B. A. in elementary education, magna cum laude, and a M.Ed. in elementary education from Clemson University. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Middle Childhood Generalist and is also endorsed to teach gifted students.