Eleven years ago, RaeLea Rebarchek Frishman was starting her senior year at Midland as a member of the class of 2008. After majoring in Education at Union College, she became teacher-and-principal at Hillcrest School in North Dakota. While there, she and her school were featured in an article in the Jamestown Sun concerning STEAM in the classroom.
A pilot program is using technology to provide students with an enhanced science learning experience within a Christian-based curriculum. Hillcrest School in Jamestown has been integrating STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) in the grade 1-8 curriculum all year, said RaeLea Frishman, principal. A new project incorporates critical thinking, hands-on experiences and creativity to enhance STEAM in a small school setting, she said.
“The Our Creator’s Space program is a pilot project for us,” Frishman said. “We are piloting the lesson plans for the circulatory system and forces of motion, but we are implementing the STEAM concepts and tools into our regular classrooms.”
The article also contained a short video of RaeLea teaching one of her science classes. And now, Mrs. Frishman is our new 3rd and 4th grade teacher - way to make us proud of our alumni!