The Indian Hill School District congratulates Indian Hill Elementary School teacher Amanda Sopko for earning the 2023 Mid-Career STEM Educator Award during the Tri-State STEM+ Conference on Tuesday, November 14 at Northern Kentucky University. Sopko was recognized as being a champion of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instruction.
“I am so honored to receive this award,” said Sopko. “Strong STEM programming is best for all learners, and it has brought me so much joy to be part of the process of building an amazing STEM culture at Indian Hill Elementary School. I am grateful that I teach in a district that is dedicated to providing a rich STEM environment for all students.”
“Amanda Sopko has been a game-changer for our STEM program at Indian Hill Elementary School, piloting and then implementing STEM into the very DNA of our educational experience that helped lead the way to our Ohio Department of Education and Ohio STEM Learning Network STEM Designation in the spring,” said Indian Hill Elementary School Principal Whitney Buell. “We are pleased to see her incredible achievements within STEM learning recognized at such an elite level.”
Prior to serving students at Indian Hill, Sopko served in the roles of mathematics educator and gifted intervention specialist in Georgia, Indiana, and Ohio. She came to the Indian Hill School District in 2012. Sopko began as a mathematics educator at Indian Hill Middle School and supported the gifted program until transitioning to Indian Hill Elementary as the gifted specialist for students in grades 3-5. Sopko currently serves on the Building Leadership Team, the District Gifted Advisory Team, and the District Strategic Plan Leadership Team.
Photo caption: Indian Hill Elementary School teacher Amanda Sopko earned the 2023 Mid-Career STEM Educator Award during the Tri-State STEM+ Conference in November.