Concord Township, OH – Trista Linden-Warren will serve as iSTEM Geauga Early College High School’s CEO. iSTEM is a STEM-based high school that will open its doors in August, 2015 and will be located on Auburn Career Center’s campus. Linden-Warren served as the Director of Curriculum and Special Projects for the Geauga County Educational Service Center for the past two years and has been actively working on managing the $5.9 million Straight A grant that made this school possible. Linden-Warren also has administrative experience, as she served as the principal at Newbury Junior-Senior High School and as an assistant principal at Willoughby South High School.
Linden-Warren is a graduate of Madison High School and well-known in the region after many years of serving on key educational committees and organizations, including leadership roles as President of the Assistant High School Principal Group and the Middle School Principal Group for Lake and Geauga counties. She plans to use her established network to increase business and higher education partnerships for the new school. “We want iSTEM teachers to enjoy strong partnerships, so our students can engage in problem-based learning and have access to key mentorships and career information for their future,” says Linden-Warren.
Linden-Warren also has key experience with intervention, differentiation and using data to show student growth, and she will draw on these experiences to shape the curriculum at iSTEM. While teaching middle school, she implemented a successful intervention program using non-fiction text and differentiation. “We want iSTEM to be a place where students can pursue their interests for their futures. We hope to offer a lot of choice and train our teachers to approach instruction in an interdisciplinary and personalized way with mastery as the goal,” says Linden-Warren.
The first class of iSTEM students will also have the opportunity to shape the culture of iSTEM, and Linden-Warren looks forward to working collaboratively with them to establish a vision and culture for the school.
The school is currently enrolling for the fall 2015 semester, and interested students should visit www.istemghs.org for more information about the registration process or to learn more about the upcoming Night of Discovery on March 23, where interested families can speak with her about her vision for the school, learn more about the curriculum and partnerships already in place, and hear about the facility and how its design will foster 21st century learning opportunities.