Marshall University Early Education STEM Center in Gilbert celebrates new possibilities

GilbertSTEMCenter_4_Sept2015Marshall’s June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development is celebrating the opening of the Marshall University Early Education STEM Center in Gilbert.

On Friday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to noon, the STEM Center will be hosting an opening event, which will feature remarks from several  officials, including First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin, former Sen. Lloyd Jackson, Sen. Bob Plymale, and former First Lady Gayle C. Manchin.

The opening of the center is in partnership with Mingo County Board of Education, the College of Education and Professional Development, Women’s Education Forum, Coalfield Community Action Partnership, Southern Community and Technical College and the Larry Joe Harless Community Center.

GilbertSTEMCenter_1_Sept2015The purpose of this center is to create a model site that provides pre-service teachers with high quality clinical placements and in-service teachers with professional development and ongoing support.  This licensed center has the capacity to serve 15 children.  The ultimate goal is to create the first nationally accredited early childhood site in the region.

The public is welcome to attend  the celebration.