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STEAM - Kathryn Jefferson

Welcome to the STEAM Lab!

Our students will explore STEAM careers and real world problems using the Scientific Method or Engineering Design Process. They will be engaged in lessons designed to make them think creatively and collaborate with others.  

Current learning

PreK is painting rocks for a new rock garden and coding.  They are getting so good at coding - using repeat and loops!

Elementary grades have been learning about Earth Day.  We learned about recycling in Gambia.  Based on the Book "One Plastic Bag", they designed many new things from plastic bags like they did in the book.  Many learned a new skill in how to braid plastic so it is stronger to make things with.





What do you do with an Idea? What do you do with a Problem? What do you do with a Chance? by Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Tempe Grandin by Julia Finley Moca
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty 
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
Building Bridges by Tammy Laura Enz 
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
If I Built a School by Chris Van Dusen


Inside Mrs. Jefferson's Class


NASA Space Camp

Kathryn Jefferson

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Lower/Middle School

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B.S. Longwood College
M.S. Longwood University

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Kathryn Jefferson teaches STEAM Lab and Spanish 8 at Fuqua Lower and Middle Schools. She joined the teaching staff in 2005.

She graduated from Longwood College with a B. S. in Sociology and from Longwood University with a M. S. In Elementary Education.

Kathryn and her husband, Robert '83, have three daughters, Aubrie '24, Emily '17, and Kaelyn '14.