Full STEAM ahead! That’s my motto. I am a fourth grade teacher in Chillicothe, Missouri, and I have a passion for bringing STEAM education to my rural community where resources and opportunities are limited. I have spent the last few years tirelessly pushing for improved technology integration and the introduction of STEAM instruction to my school board, administrators, colleagues, and students. After only my fifth year of teaching in 2015, I received Teacher of the Year from my district. With this tremendous honor also comes awesome responsibility. I strive to be a leader not only in my district where I was born and raised, but also in my community and state by constantly taking part in high-quality PD, presenting impactful PD to those around me, and advocating for public education. Effective teachers must constantly adapt to our ever-changing world, and, further, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics are critical for our current students’ future success.