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Pamela Krauss receives important opportunity

Pamela Krauss, a magnet coordinator and science teacher at South Plantation High School, is one of 14 up and coming science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators who were chosen in a national search for the 2014/2015 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program by the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education, according to a release on March 31 by Nadine Drew, spokesperson for the Broward County School District.

Starting on September 1, Kraus will join a group of educators who will serve an 11-month fellowship in Washington, D.C. at sponsoring agencies. These include the Department of Energy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration and National Science Foundation. Krauss will work with the Department of Energy and help them develop STEM education policies, according to Drew.

Florida educators are working to develop more STEM oriented programs. Governor Rick Scott and other Florida leaders have said they want more mathematics, science and technology education programs in the schools.