On Monday, May 8, a team representing Magnolia School District and Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy celebrated completion of a year-long professional learning institute at the Discovery Science Cube in Santa Ana. The OC STEM Ecosystem Institute was designed to strengthen Orange County school district leadership through the development and implementation of Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education programs. During the twelve-month time period, district and school leaders were prepared for instruction of California’s Next Generation Science Standards and provided with professional development related to STEM teaching practices. Much and many thanks to the developing partners of the OC STEM Ecosystem Institute: Orange County Department of Education, WestED, the California STEM Learning Network and the California After School Network, with planning contributors from Children and Families Commission of Orange County, Discovery Cube Orange County, Science@OC, THINK Together, Tiger Woods Learning Center, and University of California, Irvine, School of Education. Our long-term partnership with the Institute will continue to support our STEM programs for girls and boys across all grade levels in Magnolia School District.