About

Hey there! I’m Malia and I’m excited to officially welcome you to The STEM Laboratory.

I started teaching about 16 years ago and the moment I walked through my classroom doors, I fell instantly smitten with seeing students have those magical ah-ha moments.

So I went ALL IN and worked really hard at becoming the best teacher I could possibly be for them…

I earned my Master’s in Education from Stanford University and went on to earn my National Board Certification too.

But then about 10 years ago, I was on maternity leave with our second son, Grant, and life took an unexpected turn.

I missed being in the classroom and so I launched a teaching website called Playdough to Plato as a way to keep one foot in education during my year away.

And that little hobby quickly grew into four full-time websites including this one!

When teachers started emailing me to ask for help with math centers, STEM challenges and science experiments, I was eager to help.

So I created The STEM Laboratory to share what I’ve created so you can take your teaching to the next level…

Because I believe that our students deserve not just a good education but an EXCEPTIONAL one.

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Hi, I’m Malia.

I LOVE helping Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade teachers save time, stay inspired and give EVERY student bigger results. I’m so glad you’re here!

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