By Jill Fox
From her classroom to the living room, Park Trails Stem teacher Kristin Meis became an overnight celebrity after appearing on Good Morning America.
“There were a bunch of phone calls — friends from Georgia and New York asking if that was really me,” said Meis, who has multiple media outlets interested in her story.
Excited students were mesmerized by her appearance on “the real TV,” instead of her day-to-day computer presence they have become accustomed to.
Meis was one of 275 national winners of Olay’s Face the STEM Gap Sweepstakes celebrating women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
On Thursday, a drone delivered a $200 science stem kit to Meis’ home.
Her children, Macy, a freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and R.J., in seventh grade at Westglades Middle School, were amazed to see the large drone land in their driveway.
The box contained a new lab coat, a microscope USB, and a ton of digital resources.
“There is so much science in this box,” said Meis, who felt just like a little kid opening each item in the STEM kit.
She said the digital resources alone were unbelievable, and she couldn’t wait to spend the weekend checking them out.
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- Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She has worked in public relations and television for over 20 years. Fox lives in Parkland with her husband and their two children.