Piedmont teacher presented lessons at Space Center Houston

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Elise Campbell has been a teacher for 32 years. "I got into this because I have a passion for working with children, and getting them enthusiastic not only for school, but what they can do in the future," she told us.

She just got back into her Piedmont kindergarten classroom this week. Last week, she was at Space Center Houston, presenting at their annual educators conference.

Working with her daughter, Kirsi Kutti, who is a NASA Johnson Flight Controller in Training, she designed a lesson plan for the littlest learners. It’s called "ABC’s and 123’s of Artemis and Space for the Youngest Learners."

"We wanted it hands on, and we wanted to be able to teach them the trajectory of the Artemis missions, and what it will look like. Like a figure 8 on its side. Along with chants, songs, and movement, and then hands-on projects," she shared.

Before she left, she tried some of the lessons with her own students.

Now, she’s excited to bring back new ideas for the school. "What we believe here at Piedmont, is that science is something the youngest students can learn to appreciate. And if you can grab a child’s attention now, whether it’s about space or any other topic, and get them enthusiastic, then they can believe it’s something they can do someday."

Wednesday was also her birthday! Happy Birthday, Mrs. Campbell.