Hometown Heroes- Chelsea Tyler
Today's interviewee is Chelsea Tyler. She is a 25 year old 2013 graduate of Hopkinsville High School. After high school, she attended Murray State University where she obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education, a minor in Criminal Justice. She has also obtained her Kentucky Elementary License K - 5. While at Murray, she became a member of the Notorious Nu Rho Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. Her current teaching career revolves completely around STEM. She is the STEM teacher at Millbrooke Elementary School. With this position, she teaches K - 6 about STEM and helps them reach a deeper understanding of the subject. Chelsea wanted to teach elementary because she was always told to train up a child in the way they should go and when they get older, they will not depart from it; in other words get them while they are young. When they get older and stray off the path, hopefully something that she may have taught them will bring them back onto the right path. Her overall goal, as a STEM Teacher, is to show children how much STEM is used on a daily basis and how much fun STEM can be. The STEMINIST Academy has had the pleasure of collaborating with Ms. Tyler and the Family Resource Center at Millbrooke to bring a fun STEM activity to students and their parents. It was a night everyone enjoyed! Ms. Tyler advises those who want to follow her footsteps that, "Determination is key! Giving up is simply not an option. Whatever you want in life, go get it! Yes...you will face many obstacles during the process, but those obstacles will help shape you into a better you. Trust the process, even when you don't understand it."