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AJC: STEAM Teacher's Books Invite Kids of Color

Updated: Aug 15, 2023

In a recent article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), St. Benedict's Episcopal Schools Interdisciplinary STEAM Director Chris Scandrett discusses his mission to create STEAM inclusivity in the classroom and beyond.

Before Christopher Scandrett became the interdisciplinary STEAM director for St. Benedict's Episcopal School in Smryna last year, he developed curriculum and teacher training courses for Headstart and the YMCA early learning centers. Whenever possible, he paired his activities with storybooks. But making those matches often were problematic.
"Most of the kids in those programs were black and brown," he said. "But there wasn't a plethora of STEAM based story books with minority or girl characters.

Learn More About St. Benedict's "STEAM STORY" in the Video Below.



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