McPherson Magnet Teacher Named C-STEM Teacher of the Year

Orange, CA – October 8, 2019 – Orange Unified is proud to congratulate McPherson Magnet School Teacher Greg Miller for being announced as one of three California C-STEM Robotics Teachers of the Year. He will be recognized at a ceremony at UC Davis on November 2.

The C-STEM Teacher of the Year Awards recognize C-STEM teachers for their exceptional contributions in teaching computing, integrating computing into STEM subjects, and inspiring students to pursue careers and post-secondary study in C-STEM fields.

Mr. Miller currently teaches C-STEM Robotics to his third-grade math students and has brought the program McPherson’s fourth-and fifth-grade students as well.

McPherson’s C-STEM Program focuses on integrating computing and robotics into regular classroom with hands-on project-based learning. The C-STEM Center (through UC Davis) has developed innovative computing and robotics technologies with C-STEM Studio and RoboBlockly, teaching strategies, textbooks, and courseware including  lesson plans, PowerPoint lessons, video lessons, group computing activities, optional robotics activities, and assessment tools for readily integration of computer programming in C/C++ using Ch (a user-friendly C/C++ interpreter) robotics into the formal curricula for K-12.

C-STEM (Computing, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is a UC Approved Educational Preparation Program for Undergraduate Admission for both K-12 and Community College students to all UC campuses. Participation in the C-STEM program, C-STEM student individual and team awards, and extracurricular activities are recognized in the UC admissions process as achievements that have explicitly prepared students for college and career. New undergraduate applicants in UC online application can select C-STEM as a UC Approved Educational Preparation Program.

McPherson Magnet is a K-8 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) magnet program in the Orange Unified School District. To stay up-to-date with McPherson’s news, follow them on Twitter @mcphersonmagnet or visit their website.



The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 28,000 K-12 grade students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  In partnership with our community, we provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader.