STEM Program Leadership Qualities

14 Leadership Qualities that Contribute to a Successful STEM Program

by Brad Currie, Billy Krakower, & Scott Rocco, Ed.D

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs in the school setting have transformed the face of education. A tremendous shift has taken place where students, in a collaborative space, are able to learn about a particular concept and apply their knowledge through “hands on” activities.

Whether it’s building a solar-powered car, designing an earthquake-resistant building, or programming a robot, students can tackle real-world issues while having fun at the same time.

For a successful STEM program to take place at the elementary, middle, or high school level, innovative leaders must support the entire process. Throughout this white paper, 14 leadership qualities are highlighted as they relate to supporting a successful STEM program.