Kleckner Scientist in Residence
Our teachers work with local and national scientists to help bring cutting-edge work and new curriculum to SCH science students. This is done through the Kleckner Scientist in Residence program, an endowed position at SCH honoring Florence Kleckner, beloved science teacher for over three decades in the 1960s-1980s. Mrs. Kleckner inspired hundreds of science students during her teaching years at Springside.
The Kleckner Scientist in Residence does the same, by bringing a talented scientist to SCH Academy each year to work with our students over a three-day period. During this time, students learn about the scientist’s current work and passions, help to collect and analyze data using state-of-the-art equipment supported by the program, and communicate with the scientist by e-mail when doing follow-up labs. Students also may have the opportunity to visit with the scientist at their lab. Current science teachers work with the scientist beforehand to design appropriate investigations for the students and develop a process by which the scientist can mentor the students throughout the year. The Kleckner scientist presents assemblies to appropriate divisions within SCH during the day, and a workshop for area science teachers in the afternoon.