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What Is STEAM Learning?


STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) is an educational approach to learning that guides student exploration, debate, and critical thinking. Students are encouraged to exercise both the left and right sides of their brains at the same time using this holistic approach. These five disciplines are commonly used in our daily lives, and the number of STEAM-related jobs is increasingly growing, emphasizing the importance of this form of education.


Center Director, Keiada C. Holmes


Keiada Holmes a 6th-year educator from Hartsville, SC received her undergraduate degree as an Honor Graduate and Class of 2014 President at Winston Salem State University. 

Following graduation, Holmes returned to SC to began her educational endeavors at Jacobs Ladder of the Carolinas, and briefly, Darlington County Community Action Agency (St.Joseph Head Start). Following this, she developed LOL Youth Ministry and joined  Teach For America- South Carolina.

Holmes gained the majority of her experience with Darlington County School District (Spaulding Elementary School) where she taught 5th grade, Girl Scouts, Drama Club, and severed as an Assistant Cheer Coach.


Holmes strongly believes in the holistic approach to develop student achievement. Students must feel loved, valued, and respected before learning takes place. 

Holmes values the relationships built with students and families.  

LOL STEAM Center is created to provide a community of acceptance, love, and growth. Holmes was encouraged to begin this endeavor based on her successful Youth Ministry, Living out Loud. Holmes believes she will create a platform that provides all children the opportunity to live their dreams, by living out loud. 

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