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Our mission is to foster a love of exploratory and discovery learning in all students.  Our group of dedicated and innovative teachers have combined forces to bring STEM to our local community!

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Upcoming STEM Sessions

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After-school   STEM    Clubs 

Pocopson STEM

Holiday STEM

with Mrs Ciccone & Mrs Markloff

1st - 5th Graders

Tuesday, Dec 19th

Dismissal to 5:00 PM


Chadds Ford STEM



December STEM

Winter STEM Challenge

with Mr McGarvey

Students will compete as teams to complete several challenges using coding and robots.  Younger students will use block code, and more advanced students will be introduced to Swift coding language.

Date: Dec. 21st (Thursday)

Grades: 1st - 5th Graders

Time: Dismissal to 5:00 PM

Cost: $40.00 

New E-SPORT Challenges!

with Mr McGarvey

Join us for an exhilarating hour of gaming excitement! Discover the world of Esports in our after-school camp, where students can compete, strategize, and have a blast together. Whether on Xbox, Switch, VR, or iPads, we'll explore popular games that challenge your skills and ignite your imagination. Don't miss out on this epic gaming adventure! Sign up now for our 1-hour Esports camp. Limited spots available!

Date: Dec 12th

Grades: 2nd - 5th Graders

Time: Dismissal to 5:00 PM

Cost: $35.00

Nov/Dec STEM


Dates: Nov 6th, 13th, 27th, Dec 4th, & 11th

Time: Dismissal to 5:00 PM

Where: PAELC with Mrs Kryder

Cost: $200 for 5 sessions

1st Grade

Dates: Nov 9th, 16th, 30th, Dec 7th, & 14th

Time: Dismissal to 5:00 PM

Where: PAELC with Mrs Kryder

Cost: $200 for 5 sessions


Meet our Team

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John Wagner


4th Grade Instructor

John is currently a 4th grade teacher at Chadds Ford Elementary.  He has had the opportunity to work with NASA for 8 years in a partnership with a local university in an effort to bring more STEM education to districts across the Commonwealth.

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Erika Ciccone


4th Grade Instructor

Erika is currently a 4th grade teacher at Pocopson Elementary.  She believes that through STEM education students can be empowered to think critically, problem solve, and develop a growth mindset. 

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Kathryn Markloff


4th Grade Instructor

Kathryn is currently a 4th grade teacher at PocopsonElementary.  She  is a strong believer in the power of a growth mindset and the learning that can come out of STEM and Maker experiences!

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Michele Kryder

1st Grade Instructor

Michele is currently a first grade teacher at Phoenixville Area Early Learning Center (PAELC).  Michele  runs after-school STEM clubs at PAELC for students in kindergarten through second grade.


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