North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) is pleased to welcome Terry Bartick to the faculty as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Coordinator. Bartick will oversee academic enhancements in STEM at the Academy. “We are thrilled that Mrs. Bartick has taken the role as STEM Champion at NYA,” said NYA Head of School Ben Jackson. “Terry brings the perfect balance of experience in education and in the engineering field to champion STEM and innovation in the curriculum at the Academy.” The scope of her position will include the introduction of electives and full credit course work from Lower to Upper School as well as director of NYA’s Diploma of Distinction in STEM for Upper School students.
“I am really motivated to help kids develop their critical thinking skills, not just in STEM disciplines but in all content areas,” said Bartick. “Being able to evaluate information and problem solve are skills that are needed in every aspect of life, and practicing this as much as possible will be such a huge benefit to all our children – and to us, when our children are grown and making important contributions to the world.”
Bartick holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. She also completed the Extended Teacher Education Program at USM. She comes to NYA from Gorham High School (GHS) where, as a science teacher and STEM Coordinator, she created GHS’s AP Physics program and a STEM program for middle and high school students. She applied for and received substantial grant finances used to bolster the program with equipment and field trips. Bartick also mentored ninth graders for the Maine State Science Fair and worked as a Math Interventionist for students struggling with math skills. Prior to teaching, Terry had 13 years of experience in the engineering field. While at UCONN, Terry was captain of the track and field team, where she was a D-I All-American heptathlete. She also has experience coaching track at the collegiate level.
North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational school for toddlers to students in grade twelve with an enrollment of over 360 students. Since 1814, NYA has fostered integrity, character, and intellect in its students. For more information, please contact NYA at 207-847-5423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.