FENNA GATTY

SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION TEACHER, PROJECT LEAD THE WAY

Fenna Gatty has taught elementary science and computer science for over 20 years. Prior to teaching science at Altamont Creek Elementary School in Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, she taught at CalStateTEACH University and consulted for the Alameda County Office of Education. Fenna’s enthusiasm and innovation was recognized with the 2017 LVJUSD Teacher of the Year Award, the 2017 Sandia National Laboratory Teacher of the Year Award, and the 2014 City of Livermore Excellence in Teaching Award.

Fenna has been passionate about preparing our future leaders, scientists, problem-solvers, and citizens to “thrive and survive” in a changing world. She implemented her district’s new elementary STEM program, Project Lead the Way Launch, involving students in coding and engineering that was honored with a 2016 California Gold Ribbon School Award.  She passionately engages students in the Outdoor Garden Classroom, a Certified Wildlife Habitat by National Wildlife Federation, growing food for the hungry and attracting wildlife. These programs, along with school recycling, food share, and Green Team implementation, won them the California Green Ribbon Award in both 2018 and 2019.

Fenna has an M.Ed in science education from Cal State University and a Computers in Education Certificate from Stanford University.