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STEM Mission Statement & Vision Statement

  • STEM Mission Statement:
    Through rigorous and relevant content, Citgo Innovative Academy at Olle Middle School will prepare students to be productive citizens by developing strong work ethic and critical thinking skills needed to solve 21st Century problems.

    STEM Vision Statement:
    Creatively Collaborating, Communicating and Critically Thinking to Cultivate the Next Generations of 21st Century Leaders and Learners


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    Preparing Students for Future STEM Careers - CITGO Innovative Academy at Olle Middle School

    Superintendent HD Chambers welcomes Larry Elizondo (CITGO General Manager of Community Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Legislative Affairs) and Nelda Billescas (Olle Middle School Principal) to talk about how the CITGO Innovative Academy at Olle Middle School illustrates an exemplary example of how businesses can support student learning.

About Mrs. Friar - Olle STEM Coordinator

Phone: 281-983-8455


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Leah Friar

Maya Angelou said it best, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do it with some passion, compassion, humor, and style.” For the past 21 years, it is that level of enthusiasm I have brought to the classroom. For the past six years, I’ve been on the forefront of STEM education at Olle Middle School. STEM creates a culture of critical thinkers and problem solvers. These tools help students embrace learning because they are able to apply these skills to math and science, thus opening doors for school success. Opportunities students didn’t realize were possible, are attainable. “It is the great equalizer.”

As the new coordinator, I am looking forward to continuing the legacy that has been established here at Olle and moving our program forward.