STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Meet Our STEM Administrators

Tami Byron
Tami Byron, STEM Instructional Supervisor (PK-12)

Ms. Byron’s current work includes:

  • Developing and sustaining innovative STEM/STEAM Programming
  • Creating a STEM culture that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Managing local and grant funding to procure emerging technologies and high-quality STEM curriculum
  • Partnering with universities, informal education, and business/industry to enhance and extend STEM offerings
  • Supporting school administrators and STEM lead teachers to ensure effective implementation of programs
Kevin Nelhuebel
Kevin Nelhuebel, STEM Instructional Specialist (Secondary 6-12)

Mr. Nelhuebel’s current work includes:

  • Supporting middle school STEM Magnet, I-STEM Related Arts, and CyberSTEAM programs through curriculum development and teacher support
  • Connecting local, national, and global STEM opportunities with high school STEM lead teachers through monthly STEM lead meetings and in-school support
  • Providing new coach training, resources and opportunities for the expansion of competitive robotics in Newport News
  • Creating technology-enhanced STEM, STEAM, and Computer Science curriculum for secondary instructional programs
  • Developing, coordinating, and supporting Computer Science and Robotics secondary summer programs
Jennifer Barker
Jennifer Barker, STEM Instructional Specialist (PK-5)

Ms. Barker’s current work includes:

  • Partnering with administration, teachers, and community professionals to develop integrated curriculum enhancing  STEM, STEAM,  and computer science instruction in pre-k and elementary schools
  • Supporting elementary STEM magnet schools and CyberSTEAM programs through professional development, curriculum support, and innovative programming
  • Coaching of STEM lead teachers to provide professional development and implementation of innovative unique STEM programs in schools
  • Developing, coordinating and supporting elementary cybersecurity pathway extended learning and summer programs
  • Collaborating  with district -level leadership in the development of the Division-Wide Literacy Committee