GrowNextGen teacher leader

Kristyn Keriazes

8th grade science teacher at Global Impact STEM Academy

Kristyn knows a lot about: STEM, Makerspace, agriscience, design challenges

Keriazes is willing to be contacted about STEM, Makerspace, engineering and design challenges, agriscience, 8th grade general science content, PBL, and breakout games. She is interested in collaborating on 8th grade general science content and how it connects to agriculture; and engineering and design concepts embedded within these areas.

What about teaching excites you?
The excitement I find in teaching comes from helping my students feel loved, respected, valued, and empowered. I cherish building authentic relationships with my students and helping them realize that their individual talents, passions, and ideas make a difference in our classroom and in the world around them.

What was your “aha” moment when you realized the value of using agriculture as a vehicle to teach science?
The moment I realized the value of using agriculture as a vehicle to teach science was at a teacher professional development workshop! Learning about all of the ways that agriculture is infused, intertwined, and a part of everyday science (and everyday life) was incredibly eye-opening. Including agriculture in my science lessons has given me an opportunity to develop problem solving skills in my students in a relevant, authentic, unique, and tangible manner!