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Cooper Named 2021 STEM Star

May 5th, 2021

Mr. Ben Cooper, VL science teacher, has been recognized as a 2021 STEM Star! This is the second year MiStem East Central Michigan and STEM at SVSU have recognized educators for their efforts.

Nominations were reviewed by a selection committee. The teachers represent schools in Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw counties.

“The variety of nominees stood out this year,” said Adrianne Cole, director of STEM@SVSU. “At all levels, educators are going above and beyond to deliver exceptional STEM experiences to their students, and they’ve been doing it throughout a pandemic.”

Mr. Cooper was specifically noted for “…constantly working to improve his own professional learning…All that he learns is brought back to school and shared with colleagues and students. He then designs opportunities for students to get actively involved in projects of their own.” His leadership of the new ValleyBio Club was also recognized.

The Saginaw Valley Lutheran High School Association, operating Valley Lutheran High School, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and physical handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, genetic information, and physical handicap in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.