Exec. Director, K-12 Outreach
Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs
Office: Salisbury Labs 233
Proj Lead The Way Prg Manager
Terry has been working with alumni and teachers to improve STEM education in K-12 since 1998. She joined WPI working with alumni relations to gain support from alumni in order to aid the K-12 STEM programs run through the institute. Terry then transitioned to her current position with the STEM Education Center in 2006 to work directly through the Project Lead The Way organization to improve STEM education.
She received her B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering (’92) from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her advanced degree is an M.S. in Business Administration (‘97) from New Hampshire College. In addition to her academic work, she completed the Manufacturing Management Program at General Electric for two years (’92-’94).
Director STEM Center Prof Dev
The STEM Education Center
Office: Salisbury Labs Rm 233
Assoc Dir STEM/Dir Prep Prog
Katie first became passionate about education and creating educational opportunities for all students during her time at Mount Holyoke College and has been involved in the field ever since. She has taught first grade in Mississippi, worked in college access with low-income, first-generation college bound high school students in an Upward Bound program, and has engaged in educational policy work in Massachusetts. In her role as the Assistant Director of the STEM Education Center, Katie works hard to bring her passion for closing to achievement gap together with STEM fields.
K-12 Outreach Staff, STEM Education Center & Assistant Director, Teacher Preparation Program
A key aspect of Shari’s educational philosophy is that teaching should support students in their discovery of their interests and passions and facilitate their skill and content acquisition through engaging, collaborative courses. In her role as K-12 outreach support staff in STEM Education Center, she advises faculty in the integration of K-12 outreach into NSF grants, maintains information about the various K-12 programs that take place on campus, and connects parents with appropriate programs or departments that run these programs. Shari also brings many years of STEM teaching experience to her work with the Teacher Preparation Program.
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