Testimonials: Teachers

The quality of the instructional program is superb. The staff is always patient, helpful, and professional, making this a meaningful and valuable experience for my students.
Sharon Cooley
Principal of Indian Hollow Elementary School, Frederick County Public Schools, VA
DoD STARBASE provides resources to enhance the students’ experiences that we cannot easily provide in the school setting.
Joseph Strong
Principal, Redbud Run Elementary School
I would encourage Congress to continue to support the DoD STARBASE programming. I have authentically experienced the positive outcomes the program has on our students and community.
Chad Wyen
Superintendent, Mad River Local Schools
Students also experience a true sense of working collaboratively as young scientists in the field. DoD STARBASE is a program that will stay with students for a lifetime.
Carrie P. Duits PhD.
Hastings Area School System Superintendent
“I had pretty high expectations for the program... but I could not have anticipated the high quality of our experience.”
Teacher at STARBASE Minnesota
“DoD STARBASE is a wonderful experience for my students; it provides them the opportunity to learn about STEM in a fun, hands-on environment."
Stacey Brandes
Teacher at STARBASE Vermont - Burlington
“[STARBASE is] a group of people who value and respect a child’s natural curiosity. This program guides children through constructive discovery and inquiry….”
Connie McWorther
Teacher at STARBASE Los Alamitos
Aspirations are ignited for what students want to do and who they want to become as adults.
Dr. Jada Pitman,
Executive Director Student & Outreach Services, Southwest Independent School District
The DoD STARBASE program provides our teachers the opportunity to observe students engaged in higher-level thinking.
Karen Cooksey,
Principal at Pat Henry Elementary
Our students have attended the program since 2007 and I can attest to the value of the experience
Melissa Gavarrino,
Secondary Supervisor of Science, East Hartford Public Schools