STA faculty and students present at statewide conference

November 5, 2022

Today, St. Teresa’s Academy faculty and students shared stories at the Missouri Environmental Education Association’s annual conference held at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center in Kansas City. The emphasis of the presenters was how the work they do at the Academy directly impacts our environment.

First up, the STA team of Kelly Finn, Director of Experiential Learning and English teacher, Ani Haroian, Spanish teacher, and Matt Hicks, English teacher, presented, “Stability and Success: Active Learning with a Kansas City POV Vegan Restaurant Owner and Chef,” highlighting findings from an Interim Week course held last year. They addressed strategies for building partnerships with community, businesses and alumnae to create experiential learning opportunities focused on sustainability.

Rounding out the morning, Sarah Holmes, AP Environmental Science teacher, in partnership with Marion Spence (’87) Pierson, M.D., presented “Building an Apiary at Your School.” They were joined by two STA students, Megan T. (junior) and Lilliana S. (senior), who provided valuable insight into the important roles students play in management of a bee hive, both as contributors and learners.