STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) » Overview


The mission of the Sheldon ISD STEM program is to provide engaging, rigorous STEM content that develops a student’s ability to answer complex questions, to investigate global issues, and to develop solutions to challenging, real-world problems. 

Sheldon ISD's vision is to provide our students with a model STEM program that develops lifelong learners who are prepared for post-secondary education and 21st century careers.

  • Rigorous STEM courses prepare students for college coursework.
  • STEM prepares students for a highly technical 21st Century workforce.
  • Approximately 7,000 STEM jobs were unfilled in 2016
  • STEM jobs are increasing at a faster rate than non-STEM jobs
  • STEM career wages are, on average, nearly double the national average wage for non-STEM careers.



The Sheldon ISD STEM Experience

Students in the Sheldon ISD STEM program will....


  • Build confidence
  • Think critically
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Solve problems
  • Collaborate with others
  • Stengthen and utilize creativity
  • Manage time and resources
  • Demonstrate a growth mindset
  • Develop GRIT!

Becky Zalesnik
Director of Innovative Programs
Annette Clark
Coordinator of Innovative Programs