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Full 'STEAM' ahead for Palmyra educator and OCAAT winner

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Palmyra Librarian and STEAM educator Mrs. Liz Lehenbauer is excited for a very good reason.

I’m so excited. I’m bursting with tears already. I can’t wait to tell all the them," said Lehenbauer. "I get to see all of them and tell them about this wonderful grant.

On behalf on Doors ’N Moore, KHQA, Green America Recycling and Continental Cement, Lehenbauer is our One Class At A Time winner.

Lehenbauer had a wonderful audience.. social distancing of course to help congratulate her.

Her audience was made of many of the students who will benefit from her $1,000 grant money she received.

"With COVID, we are trying to figure out ways to make things accessible for the kids and not have them be on top of each other," she said.

Palmyra Elementary School recently added a LEGO wall. It was created over winter break so that students can look forward to even more activities related to STEAM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

We’ve talked about maybe introducing more of the robotics type things and ordering more robotics," Lehenbauer. "We are hoping to get into that as our next step.

With the help of the One Class At A Time grant, the students will be able to be introduced to new and exciting STEAM projects.

"I want to say thank you to all the teachers. They have been so supportive, encouragers and work with them. Hey what are you doing in science how can I help with a STEAM activity to support you that’s easy to work with."

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It's that support that creates great educators who make a difference in the lives of students.

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