Science Teachers’ Equipment Lending Library

The Pitch

Helping Teachers to Help Students: STELL provides a resource share facility for science equipment and planning resources for teachers to enable inquiry-based hands-on learning and improve STEM outcomes thoughout New Orleans classrooms.

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Todd Wackerman, Sarah Sievert

Todd Wackerman, Sarah Sievert

The Entrepreneur

Todd Wackerman (Founder)
Todd Wackerman taught Physics and a variety of other STEM subjects at public schools in New Orleans and Brooklyn from 2010-2016. Currently, he is pursuing an MBA at Tulane’s Freeman School, and he received his B.A. from Boston College in History, and his M.A.T. in Science Education from UNO. He feels most comfortable when surrounded by books or trees, and once finished 11th to last in the Boston Marathon. Todd has worked various roles in schools and universities all across the country, including California, Massachusetts, Louisiana and New York. Building from those experiences, Todd is excited to be founding STELL and helping teachers to improve the quality of their classroom experiences.

Sarah Sievert (Founding Board Member)
A founding board member with the Science Teachers’ Equipment Lending Library (STELL), Sarah Sievert brings a wealth of experience in non-profit administration and organizational expansion. With more than a decade of experience in the non-profit sector, Sarah has provided leadership in human resources, federal grant administration, fundraising, and project and financial management. Sarah has worked for both grassroots non-profits, as well as larger entities, including The National WWII Museum, SBP (formerly St Bernard Project), HandsOn New Orleans, and the University of Virginia. Sarah holds a BA from the University of Virginia and serves as Board Secretary for the Tulane / Canal Neighborhood Development Corporation in addition to her role with STELL.

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2017 Startup Ventures

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