Cave Spring Elementary School Named STEM School
Cave Spring Elementary School Named STEM School
Posted on 05/19/2017
Pictured left to right: Lya Snell, Elementary Math Director for GADOE •Tabitha Tierce, Instructional Lead Teacher at CSE •Trina Self, Principal at CSE  •Dr. Gilda Lyon, Director of STEM for GADOE •Justin Carruth, Director of the STEM Academy at Ridgeland High School, Rossville, GA

Late last week Cave Spring Elementary School was approved as the first school in Floyd County School System to complete the rigorous requirements of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) certification. This means a great deal to Floyd County Schools to have one of our own be recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as a leader in STEM education. The metro Atlanta area, which is known as a world-class technology hub, is home to a large portion of schools in our state that hold this certification, so to have one of our smallest schools that’s in a community of less than 1,200 people achieve this mighty feat makes it that much more special. This recognition goes beyond the school and serves as a source of pride for the city of Cave Spring and its citizens who have supported our mission of "Destination Graduation for every child."

Cave Spring Elementary Principal Trina Self had this to add, "The faculty and staff of Cave Spring Elementary are very proud of receiving STEM certification.  They have worked diligently toward this goal for three years.  Our students have made advancements towards Destination Graduation through a hands-on approach to learning.  They will be competitive members of the workforce when they accomplish the ultimate goal...graduation.   I'm excited about the critical and creative problem solving skills our students have developed. The Floyd County Board of Education is to be commended for allowing Cave Spring Elementary the opportunity to implement this amazing program.  The guidance of John Parker, FCS Executive Director of Instruction, through the process is greatly appreciated along with our adept Technology Department.  We look forward to seeing the progress our students will make through the continued evolution of our STEM program."