About Nikki            Hello,  my name is  Nikki Rupu.  I am the STEAM Integration Specialist at Centerville Elementary. Welcome to my STEAM website. I am so thrilled to be returning to the Beverly Public School District where I completed my teaching internship.  After I graduated from Lesley University  I taught Instructional Technology in Lawrence and Cambridge Public School Districts before returning to Centerville Elementary in 2012.

I am excited and grateful to be teaching and working with so many amazing educators, administrators, students and parents. I strive to develop skills in our students that prepare them to be socially responsible, globally aware and locally engaged. I enjoy implementing Project Based Learning  because it allows our students to think creatively and it also gives them opportunities to  problem solve, communicate, think critically and work in teams.  I  especially enjoy projects where I can encourage our students to engage in global economic issues of sustainability and environmental well-being which I am passionate about.  I am looking forward to a great school year filled with many opportunities to grow and learn. Cheers to an amazing STEAM year !!!

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What is STEAM?

Originally starting as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—the STEM subjects, Art has joined the movement transforming STEM into STEAM. The A includes a broad spectrum of arts extending beyond aesthetics; it includes liberal arts, formally folding in Language Arts, Social Studies, Physical Arts, Fine Arts and Music.

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