Inspired by her early work as a public school math teacher, former Paramount Pictures CEO Sherry Lansing collaborated with Governor Schwarzenegger to launch EnCorps STEM Teachers Program in 2007 to address declining student achievement in STEM, as well as California’s critical teacher shortage by recruiting STEM professionals to begin teaching as a second career. EnCorps Teaching Fellows include former engineers from Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, technology professionals and computer scientists from Silicon Valley, research scientists, military service members and medical specialists. The EnCorps Fellowship is an innovative, long-term solution to enduring STEM achievement, access, and literacy gaps disproportionately limiting low income, under-resourced, and minority student opportunities.
EnCorps currently transitions STEM professionals to teaching as a second career in high needs schools in the urban areas of Greater Los Angeles, Riverside Sacramento, San Diego and the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, with demand to scale nationally. We believe that STEM professionals, when thoroughly prepared, are uniquely positioned to utilize their talent and real-world expertise as teachers to deliver an authentic, rigorous, and relevant STEM education to the students who need it most. Twelve years into its mission, over 900 EnCorps Fellows have impacted over 90,000 students statewide.
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