Welcome to the Rural STEAM Leadership Network 

The Rural STEAM Leadership Network offers diverse  virtual and in person opportunities for rural educators to join in and lead statewide conversations about what it means - professionally and personally - to teach in rural Oregon. The Network is designed and facilitated by Cristina Trecha

The network has now grown to over 280 PreK-12 rural educators and administrators since its initial launch in early 2020.  JOIN FOR FREE HERE

2023 Summer Adventures

Seaside, Oregon.  

Teachers from Rainier, Oregon and Seaside School District staff stop for a moment to take in the ocean view on a tour of the trails at the new Seaside Middle and High School on the Oregon Coast. 

Check Out What We're Reading this Summer!

The Art of Ceremony: Voices of Renewal from Indigenous Oregon

Bringing School to Life: Place-Based Education Across the Curriculum

The First Oregonians 

Oregon Indians tell their own stories—more than half of the chapters are written by members of Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes.

The Rural STEAM Leadership Network was initially funded from 2019-2023 by Innovation Grant Funds from the Oregon Department of Education in a partnership between seven Oregon STE[A]M Hubs who are interested in learning more about, and also investing deeply into, the rural districts and communities they serve.  

Additional funding provided in 2022 and 2023 by the Gray Family Foundation and Lane Educational Service District.