Mr. Childs

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    Thank you for visiting the E-STEM Middle School website!  I am very honored to be the STEM/ Technology Instructional Coach at E-STEM. I have been very fortunate to be a part of the St. Paul Public School District for 20 years, as a Teacher of Gifted and Talented, Science Teacher, District Science Coach and  STEM Curriculum Coordinator. Prior to my start at E-STEM, I was the STEM Curriculum Coordinator at Crossroads Elementary responsible for transforming the science program into an Integrated STEM program.

    I am excited to spend each day in this amazing setting for learning with middle school students at E-STEM. As an educator, I have always focused on developing a deep understanding of STEM in my students through a commitment to improving my craft and the craft the teachers I work with. Coaching built on a foundation of trust and high quality professional development are the essential elements that help teachers improve their craft. 

    I am blessed with an amazing family. My wife Ashley, is also a dedicated SPPS educator for over 20 years. We have three incredible children: Ben (technical college), Kailyn (12th grade) and Reegan (9th grade). As a family, we enjoy boating, volunteering for Special Olympics, and travel.

    I am very excited about being part new community of E-STEM Middle School and I look forward to the many opportunities at stake to partner and do what is best for our students.  Please know I am available by email (

    Thank you for choosing E-STEM Middle School!