First Name

Angela

Last Name

DeHart

Bio

Angela DeHart has been teaching for 10 years. She is a middle school FACS (Home Ec) turned STEM teacher with Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology from The College of Wooster and a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University. Ms. DeHart’s innovative nature, her steadfast dedication to continuous learning, and her passion for STEM has inspired the creation of a number of STEM opportunities for students: a Girls Coding Club, a week of student-directed activities focused on promoting the Hour of Code, and the creation of a STEM group called the STEM Impressionists. The STEM Impressionists Program is a hands-on participatory opportunity for students interested in STEM to engage in opportunities that develop their leadership and entrepreneurial skills. The STEM Impressionists program has been very successful. In the 2016-2017 school year the STEM Impressionists used their creativity and coding skills to become one of the 100 finalist in a youth-based international problem-solving competition; they placed 1st and 2nd in the Robert H. Herndon Memorial Science Competition; they traveled to Roanoke, VA to present a solution for the NASA Parachuting onto Mars STEM Challenge, and they were invited to teach their self-created robotics curriculum to the participants of George Mason University’s summer FOCUS STEM Camp two years in a row. Now beyond their first year of existence the STEM Impressionists are rolling out the next phase of the STEM program – skill certification, peer-to-peer training, college/scholarship/internship application planning, and resume documentation.