Butler Tech’s Bioscience Center PLTW Biomedical Instructor, Lisa von Haefen, earned the 2019-2020 Cleveland Clinic Banner School designation. The Cleveland Clinic K–12 Education offers school programs designed to promote health and wellness, academic achievement, and career preparedness for students in grades K through 12. It takes ambitious teachers and encouraging administrators, though, to deliver these opportunities to students. Two additional Butler Tech instructors, Lisa Seger and Melissa Williams, also earned the Cleveland Clinic Banner School distinction. Yet, fewer than 24% of the 264 schools in 10 states that participated in our K–12 Education School Programs this school year.
“We’ve learned about everything from diabetes to heart disease this year. We have had the chance to learn about careers throughout the hospital and had the opportunity to talk to doctors and respiratory therapists on the frontline of the COVID19 pandemic,” von Haefen said of the program. “CCF provides engaging, real-world experiences that give students insight into medical careers and problems that isn’t possible in the classroom.”
Congratulations and praise from Dr. Cook, Principal of BT Bioscience Center:
“The medical/health field is so vast and complex with opportunities it is crucial for students to gain an understanding of the many pathways their learning can take them. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner and learn from a world-class organization and thankful to have our amazing teacher Lisa vonHaefen weave this learning into the classroom,” ~ Dr. Cook.