Alice Gilchrist, Regional Coordinator
Email: agilchrist @s2temsc. org
Phone: (864) 554 - 2493
Fax: (864) 388-8130
Alice Gilchrist is the Coordinator of the Western Region S²TEM Centers SC. She joined S²TEM Centers SC in June 1996 as a Science Specialist. Her work currently focuses on implementing IQ-MS and Biobridge, two of S²TEM Centers SC signature programs. As a lead writer for the 2005 SC Science Standards and a member of the 2014 writing panel for the SC Academic Standards and Performance Indicators for Science, she supports the implementation of standards and will be assisting schools and districts in the transition to the new 2014 SC Academic Standards and Performance Indicators for Science.
Prior to joining S²TEM Centers SC, Alice taught elementary school in Laurens County School District 56 at Joanna-Woodson Elementary School. Alice's classroom teaching experience is in upper elementary grades where she established a science lab for third through fifth grade students using research-based science kits.
With a Masters Plus 30, Alice has had many opportunities to learn from others and counts her time spent with NASA scientists as one of her greatest learning experiences. As former president of the South Carolina Science Council, (SC)2, and a member of many local and national educational organizations, being an advocate of high quality education for our students is her greatest passion.
Staying informed on current technology in our schools is important to Alice. With the implementation of the new 2014 SC Academic Standards and Performance Indicators for Science, relevant use of technology is more important than ever, therefore, she is devoting time to correlating grade appropriate uses of technology to the new standards. This includes using iPads in the classroom, searching for the best apps for classroom instruction and finding real world technology experiences in order for students to make the connection between the classroom and their future occupation.
As a life-long learner, Alice likes to continually increase her content knowledge. She is in the process of learning more about STEAM: integrating the Arts and the content areas. It was through the arts that school became alive for her and she realizes that many students can be reached just as she was.