Outreach News

QESST RET Teacher Wins Teacher of the Month

Joni Hood, Wingate Elementary School

Joni Hood teaches 7th grade at Wingate Elementary School, a Bureau of Indian Education school, in New Mexico, and has participated in the QESST Research Experience for Teachers (RET) at UNM the last two years. She uses the stipend she receives from the QESST RET program to purchase Raycatcher cars to use in her classroom from Pitsco Educational. Unfortunately, someone broke into her classroom and stole the cars; the smashed cars were found on the school playground. The QESST team at UNM worked to replace the cars, and decided to nominate Joni for the Teacher of the Month competition sponsored by Pitsco, and she won! In support of her efforts, Pitsco is sending her a new classroom set of solar cars! Congratulations Joni!