Ms. Lauth opened one of the first K-8 STEM schools in the nation in 2011, serving public school children with no entrance requirement.
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Adams 12 Five Star School District
Meet Ms. Lauth. Kellie Lauth is the current STEM Coordinator for Adams 12 Five Star School District and the principal of STEM Launch K-8. Along with a team of colleagues, Kellie opened one of the first K-8 STEM schools in the nation in 2011, serving public school children with no entrance requirement. As district coordinator, Kellie plays a key role in STEM expansion in the district and also attracting other organizations outside of the district to the model, which experienced great success in its first few years. Kellie received her bachelor's degree and master's degree in curriculum and instruction with a science education emphasis from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has been a science educator and instructional specialist prior to opening the STEM Magnet Lab School in Northglenn, Colorado where she built an extensive partnership with businesses, industry and higher education to support and promote STEM education and address workforce readiness. Kellie has been a national presenter and co-author of several science education publications. She has also published a children's book and is a member of numerous science/STEM organizations, nationally and locally.