About Mrs. Rucks:
I am beginning my 16th year as a teacher here at St. Joseph Catholic School. I am extremely excited to begin my third year as the facilitator in our STEAM Lab. Before becoming the STEAM facilitator I was the social studies teacher for our middle school. I received my Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education with a middle school endorsement from Northeastern Illinois University.
The STEAM Lab:
All of our students from kindergarten through eight grade are able to design and create in this innovative environment. Kindergarten through third grade visit the lab once a week for the entire year. Fourth and Fifth graders come twice a week for the entire year. Our middle school students will be in the lab three times a week for the entire year. Our program is designed to be an opportunity for students to learn, collaborate, imagine, create and problem-solve in a hands-on environment.
Please click on the the STEAM Class Page at the right of this page to see what students are doing in the STEAM Lab.