Tracy LaRose Selected to Attend Project Atmosphere
Posted on 08/08/2019
Tracy LaRose attended a workshop at the National Weather Service in Kansas City, MO

Tracy LaRose, a science teacher at Antonia Middle School, recently was selected to attend a week-long professional development workshop called Project Atmosphere. Project Atmosphere is an intensive, week-long program sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NAOA), and the National Weather Service (NWS).  This program is “directed toward improving teacher effectiveness in generating interest and understanding in science, technology, and mathematics among K-12 students,” according to the Project Atmosphere website. 

Admission into Project Atmosphere is very selective. Only 24 teachers from across the United States and Canada were selected from a pool of applicants to attend this workshop, LaRose said. All expenses for this workshop were paid for by the NWS, AMS, and NOAA.  Project Atmosphere took place from July 28 - August 3, 2019, at the National Weather Service Training Center located in Kansas City, MO. After attending, LaRose will be able to provide professional development and peer-coaching around Project Atmosphere to her at Antonia Middle School and around the Fox School District. “I am most excited about the new perspectives and opportunities I will be able to give students because of my time at Project Atmosphere”, LaRose said of her time at Project Atmosphere.


The Fox C-6 School District is an award winning National District of Character serving over 11,000 students in Jefferson County, Missouri.