910 N. MLK Jr. Hwy.

Mexia, TX. 76667


Central Texas STEM

Dr. Sunday Crider is now teaching Biology and A & P at Wortham High School.  More to come.......

James Dorman, an expert in technology in the classroom, is the past IT Coordinator for Wortham ISD.  Prior to working in Wortham, James worked as a science teacher and application specialist for Mexia ISD for 12 years. James is also the pastor at Landmark Baptist Church. James is also certified EMT. He received his A.S. from Jacksonville College, a B.S. from Dallas Baptist, and an M.A. from BMA Theological Seminary and a P.B.I.C. from Stephen F. Austin. James serves as a first responder for the Shiloh VFD and plays saxaphone in the Navasota River Community Band along with acting and singing. James is the father of 2 children, Emma and Josh, and husband to Shannon, a certified pharmacy technician.

We are a group of like minded people from the Central Texas area and are developing a strategic partnership with STEM professionals, corporations and schools to help promote STEM Education to area students and teachers.  STEM education holds a bright future for those that choose to pursue degrees in this area....it is our job as STEM professionals to make them aware and introduce them to all aspects of STEM. We plan to expose as many students as possible to the bright future STEM holds for them.

We hope to eventually help Central Texas educators connect with STEM professionals for professional development and mentoring opportunities.  We want to invite STEM speakers to visit our area and have them discuss their fields of expertise with our students. We want to develop  a STEM equipment library, so Central Texas schools can have access to items they may not be able to use on their own.  And lastly, we want to encourage STEM focused field trips in the Central Texas area.  We understand the state of school finances, and want to offer economically feasible alternatives for our students.  We want to encourage our students to pursue opportunities in STEM after they leave high school.

David Hayes is a JH/HS Principal in Wortham Texas. Before moving into administration, he taught junior high science, high school Biology and Honors Physics. He also currently teaches Biology and Anatomy & Physiology at Navarro College. He has a passion for STEM education, specifically robotics and outdoor science. He also works with the UT Tyler Ingenuity Center and the GLOBE Program teaching Hydrology to local science teachers. David has a B.S. degree from Sam Houston State and a M.Ed from UT Tyler. David has been married to fellow nerd, Alicia for 26 years. Alicia is a teacher in Teague.  They have 2 daughters, Lindsay who is teaching 4th grade, Emily a senior in high school and a new addition to the family, 7 year old Brenton.

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