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Gehlen Catholic Elementary 

Meredith Clymer is a 5th and 6th grade science teacher at Gehlen Catholic

Elementary in Le Mars, Iowa. She also teaches 6th grade language arts. In addition to her classroom roles, Meredith serves as Geheln’s

STEM Coordinator, writing grants and securing funds for school-wide STEM

projects, and leading the elementary STEM Club. She is also Gehlen’s Math

Club Coordinator.

She began her time as a NASA Nebraska Space Ambassador in 2013 as a

pre-service teacher at Creighton, and carried her experiences into her 5th and

6th grade classrooms in Omaha and Grand Island before relocating to

northwest Iowa. Meredith served as a Nebraska STEM Fellow, and has

worked with various science curriculum teams. She has attended yearly

trainings to bring back her excitement for space education with pre-service

and in-service teachers, and students across central Nebraska and Northwest


While Meredith and her husband, Kyle, now live in Sioux Center, Iowa with

their son Graham, she is still able to serve Northeast Nebraska and

surrounding areas.