Gallardo Elementary STEAM Teacher Rosales wins $5400 Grant from Texas YES Project

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Gallardo Elementary School STEAM teacher Ms. Jacquelyn Rosales knows that playing with Legos today is preparing Southside ISD students for future high-tech jobs. “Today, the career demand is in STEAM; science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.” On Thursday, October 26th, the Texas YES Project awarded Rosales with a check for $5446.80 to teach students coding with Legos. “Really, what we’re doing in elementary school is planting the seeds. When given Legos, students feel confident in their ability to successfully complete engineering challenges,” said Rosales. Texas YES is an educational nonprofit committed to closing the gap for educational equality through the support of Title 1 students in San Antonio. The non-profit partnered with the Thomas J. Henry Law Firm. Rosales is one of 19 Texas YES grant recipients this year. She plans on developing a curriculum using Legos, cardboard, and math to solve advanced engineering projects for her students. District STEAM Coordinator Dr. Samuel Ebong, Gallardo Elementary principal Mr. Lebon James, and academic dean Mrs. Jeanette Martinez accompanied Ms. Rosales to the check presentation ceremony.