St. Peter teacher Nicole Genenbacher, right, and Central teacher Rob Scheiter work together to build "an expression of joy" using LEGO pieces during Thursday's kickoff event for Dot Foods' Focus on STEM initiative. Dot will provide teacher training on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, and grants to 13 West-Central Illinois schools and districts.

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — Nicole Genenbacher turned the tables Thursday, shifting from the front of the classroom to being in the classroom.

The St. Peter teacher joined educators from 13 West-Central Illinois schools and districts as Dot Foods launched Focus on STEM.

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