Val Verde Unified School District

Doug Henderson

Doug Henderson is the Director-STEAM for Val Verde Unified School District in Perris, CA. Doug spend the first 19 years of his career as a biology teacher before moving to the district office to coordinate STEAM opportunities for ALL students. The underlying core principle of STEAM education is problem solving and Doug has worked to give students opportunities to apply their 21st century skills toward a problem by creating a systemic infrastructure that enhances the iterative design principles on each campus using reimagined spaces, STEAM teachers and curricula. These conducive learning spaces include STEAM labs that serve as the hub of engineering for all K-8 schools, outdoor classrooms, gardens and CTE classrooms that help prepare students with the skills needed in our local workforce.

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