Director of STEAM Innovation

As the MS/US Director of STEAM Innovation at The Agnes Irwin School, in Bryn Mawr, PA, I am responsible for leading the Middle & Upper Schools’ programmatic and instructional design toward a dynamic, creative, student­-centered model, aligned with the School’s strategic vision and the teaching and learning pillar of the Center for the Advancement for Girls.

Faculty Engagement

  • Serve as a catalyst, coach and collaborator in order to make middle and upper school teachers’ innovative ideas become a reality in the classroom
  • Serve as a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee and collaborate with teachers on implementing that committee’s recommendations in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math classrooms
  • Coach teachers on planning and delivering innovative projects, as well as project management, tool selection, and assessment
  • Develop and deliver professional learning opportunities for faculty and individual learning opportunities for students

Program Development

  • Develop and manage the STEAM Studio, including selecting and managing supplies, creating opportunities for student engagement, and managing the room schedule • Collaborate with Middle and Upper School teachers to imagine and deliver innovative curricular units in STEAM fields
  • Partner with Middle and Upper School teachers on the successful integration of robotics and coding efforts in the classroom

Distributed Leadership for Innovation

  • Collaborate with the other members of the Innovation Team to ensure cross­ divisional and pedagogical cohesion with regard to program, assessment, and tool selection
  • Collaborate with other members of the Innovation Team to create and sustain institutional partnerships to provide real­ world learning opportunities for students in all three divisions