Teacher Care Model

The Teacher Care Model was designed to promote growth and support for teachers at STEM. STEM wants to create authentic systems that attract and retain high-caliber teachers.


  • To increase teacher retention
  • To provide training and support for STEM teachers
  • Create a thriving and inclusive culture

Areas of Focus

On-going Teacher Support

  • Problem-Based Learning Development
  • Instructional Pedagogy
  • Unit Planning
  • Co-Teaching
  • Instructional Technology Support

Teacher Training

  • New Teacher Onboarding
  • Every other staff meeting is Professional Learning Community (PLC) time
  • On-site professional development

Teacher Institute

  • Teacher residency programs
  • Growth towards leadership
  • PBL as the core of STEM teaching model


  • One-Year Metric

    • Develop the Teacher Support Team
  • Three-Year Metric

    • Increase the level of support provided by the teacher support team based on feedback.

Goals of Metrics

  • STEM will be a community in which staff feel supported and inspired to Never Stop Innovating.