A Carrollton Middle School teacher’s passion for teaching STEM concepts to his young pupils has earned state recognition and the prestigious 2024 Georgia STEM Scholar designation.
Carrollton Middle School teacher Juan Redwine was honored with 26 other Georgia teachers across the state by the Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers (GYSTC). As a part of this special recognition, Redwine will receive a $500 grant to purchase STEM education materials for his classroom.
CMS Principal Eric Simmons said Redwine is an exceptional educator who is passionate about what he does.
“Mr. Redwine is passionate about STEM and shares his enthusiasm and knowledge with our students,” said Simmons. “He works to incorporate real-world experience in his eighth-grade physical science classes and does a phenomenal job building positive relationships with students.”
GYSTC is a private, not-for-profit educational organization designed to increase interest in and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as subjects for serious study for K-8 grade levels teachers and students. It is headquartered at Kennesaw State University with regional centers and programs across the state.
Redwine was recognized for his involvement in the Carrollton City Schools “STREAM” initiative, created through a partnership with the stream restoration environmental firm CS Britton Inc. Redwine and other teachers developed real-world learning experiences using Buffalo Creek that runs through campus as a classroom, teaching students about plants, wildlife, and the human impact on the natural environment.