Thursday, November 7, 2013

Tri-Village Educator Kimberly Puckett Received K-12 Promotion of Education Award at the 2013 Women of Color STEM Conference

BALTIMORE, MD – Kimberly Puckett, Mathematics Instructor, Tri-Village Local School District received Women of Color Magazine’s K-12 Promotion of Education award at the 18th Annual Women of Color Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Puckett has dedicated her entire life in developing innovative ways to teach students through effective Modeling and Simulation (M&S). A dedicated teacher from the Tri-Village School District, Puckett has contributed immensely towards Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the rural, distant, economically backward school districts. Her extraordinary way of delivering STEM knowledge through effective M&S has benefited scores of students and helped them establish a successful career.

The Women of Color STEM conference is a multicultural event for women in scientific and technical careers. This year’s conference featured several key speakers who addressed the underrepresentation of women in these disciplines. The conference also hosted training seminars that highlighted important topics such as leadership and professional skills, diversity and inclusion, technical leadership and innovation and career outlook.

Tyrone D. Taborn, CEO of Career Communications Group, called the awards long-deserved recognition for talented women. "These women are outstanding achievers in very competitive fields where women do not always get a fair shot at leadership positions," he said.

"Women make up more than half of the population of this country and are receiving more than half of the college degrees, yet too many women in today’s work force are trapped in low-paying and low-grade-level jobs," Taborn added. "Given the growing diversity of the current work force, employers must commit not only to leveling the playing field but also to addressing those inequalities that limit women from achieving their full career potential."

One of the many goals of the Women of Color STEM Conference, Taborn said, is to provide employers with a unique opportunity to recognize those women within their ranks who are already successful, thus sending a clear message that there is room for many others who choose to follow.

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