Leading Education at The Tech Museum

As Vice President of Education at The Tech Museum of Innovation located in San Jose, California, I established and developed a new department composed of existing and new iniatitives. My purview included gallery floor programming, educational labs, field trips, school and after-school programs, and The Tech Challenge. I developed a coherent set of programs focused on the museum’s core mission and strengths. To do this, I first examined the museum’s existing programs and brand, then streamlined and expanded accordingly. Then I built a team of talented and dedicated staff who could implement the vision, then supported effective team culture and processes. Finally I established strong partnerships with content partners, edtech collaborators, sponsors and funders. Under my leadership the education team’s accomplishments included:

  • expanding The Tech’s celebrated signature yearly event, The Tech Challenge
  • developing a new program, The Tech Academies of Innovation
  • greatly increased the number and quality of hands-on floor programming