Founder & Director
Venneasha is a 6th grade teacher for Woodland Hills School District. She currently has a B.A. In Elementary Education from Point Park University and holds a dual Master’s Degree in Middle School Science and Curriculum and Instruction from Walden University. She works at the Woodland Hills Academy teaching Science and Language Arts. Venneasha is also the Founder and Facilitator of Sisters e S.T.E.A.M. which is an after school program focusing on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics seeks to empower the African American female or the female student situated in poverty. Her mission is to expose these girls to inquiry based hands-on science, which incorporates real world applications. Venneasha’s research is primarily concerned with academic achievement of youth in urban schools. Her work is centered on creating units that blend multiple learning styles. She is committed to the importance of providing teachers with the skills and knowledge to convert traditional content into lessons that incorporate active learning. Venneasha is also one of 2014-2015 “UNBOXED” teachers in Allegheny County.
Mrs. Ebony Taylor is the other half of the team that helps to run the Sisters e S.T.E.A.M. afterschool program throughout the school year. Ebony supports learning through the eSTEAM curriculum that focuses on positive self-image and peer relationships.
Dr. Temple Lovelace supports Sisters e S.T.E.A.M. through data collection, grant writing, and other operational duties. Temple can always be found behind a camera during competitions or taking Sisters e S.T.E.A.M. on the road via national conference presentations.