SNOW HILL, N.C. (WNCT) – Greene Central High School’s Rebecca Burris is WNCT’s STEM Teacher of the Month.
Burris takes pride in being able to keep her students engaged and entertained during her math classes. It’s a subject that she says can sometimes be boring.
Burris is an East Carolina graduate where she majored in Math and Math Education. She also received the Teaching Fellows Scholarship and went to college at East Carolina University.
She was hired at Greene Central after she graduated. It’s also the school where she completed her internship.
Over her time at Greene Central, Burris’ classes have done several Grand Challenges.
They have constructed Aqueducts to transport clean water to regions that didn’t have access to clean water, windmills that produced an electrical current, Aerial Observation Devices to monitor challenging ground conditions in different countries and Remotely Operated Vehicle Submersibles to explore underwater ecosystems.
In her second year of teaching, Burris was introduced to the STEM curriculum. She said she’s been able to apply the methods of teaching across all of her classes, “Some of the things they’re not able to do, because we don’t have the funds that STEM has. I’m able to modify it for them as well,” she said.
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