Educator Highlight: Jillian Worssam — Sinagua Middle School

| March 1, 2017

Editor’s Note: Part an occasional series of articles highlighting educators in Coconino County. Do you have an educator who you believe should be highlighted? Send an email to

By the Flagstaff Arts Council

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Science Education.

Jillian Worssam. Courtesy photo.

Jillian Worssam, is an 8th grade science teacher at Sinagua Middle School, and founder of the “Scientists in the Classroom Program.” The SITC Program partners students one to one with practicing scientists in the field for an entire academic year.  There is also a Flagstaff Community STEM portion of the program where a local Flagstaff organization, business, or federal/ state agency will work with one class for an entire academic year, culminating with a classroom visit by the students to the STEM location.  Jillian also hosts the Sinagua after school STEM/Makerspace club and Oceanography club; annually taking students to Monterey, California for a true oceanographic experience.

Read the full article HERE

The Flagstaff Arts Council will present the Viola Awards Gala takes place on March 4th at the High Country Conference Center.

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