ITEEA Announces New Staff Leadership Additions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 17, 2021

Reston, VA, August 17, 2021 —
RESTON, Virginia, August 17, 2021 – The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is announcing two additions to its headquarters leadership team. The ITEEA STEM Center for Teaching and Learning (STEM CTL) will be welcoming Scott Weiler as the STEM CTL Director of Innovation on August 23, 2021. The STEM CTL™ was established in 1998 to strengthen professional development and advance technological literacy. Center initiatives are directed toward four goals: development of standards-based curricula; teacher enhancement; research concerning teaching and learning; and curriculum implementation and diffusion.
 
ITEEA is also happy to announce that Stephanie Gilmore will be joining the headquarters leadership team on August 23rd as Director of Engagement. This is a new senior-level position with key responsibilities to create pathways and alliances between ITEEA, its members, the field at large, and create avenues for funding engagement initiatives. These responsibilities will include developing and leading ITEEA’s innovative and entrepreneurial activities that further the Profession and Association in our mission and core areas of responsibility for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion throughout all aspects of our organization to support STEM professionals. 

Joining ITEEA as the Director of Engagement is ´╗┐Stephanie R. Gilmore, M.S.Ed.
 
Stephanie Gilmore is a native Washingtonian with over 25 years of work experience in education and coaching. As a scholar athlete at Old Dominion University, Gilmore received both a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education and a Master of Science degree in education while co-captaining and starting as center on the Women’s Basketball team.  
 
Gilmore has since worked in public and private educational institutions in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Throughout her career in education, she has worked as an instructor, coach, trainer, Career and Technology Student Organization Advisor (FBLA, DECA, and TSA), Technology Department Head and Director of Technology (Consortium of Catholic Academies: Archdiocese of Washington and Seton Keough High School: Archdiocese of Baltimore). She also returned to Old Dominion University to teach as a PhD Graduate assistant.
 
In August of 2017, Ms. Gilmore was named Program Coordinator for the Office of Continuing Education at the University of the District of Columbia Community College. In September of 2019, she was appointed Interim Flex Entry Program Coordinator with the Office of Academic Affairs. She then transitioned to Acting CARE Dual Enrollment Program Coordinator in February of 2020. In January of 2021 she was called to the UDC Van Ness campus as essential personnel to work with the Low Risk Learning Zone and Checkpoint Program.
 
Stephanie shared, "accepting the position as the new Director of Engagement with ITEEA was an opportunity I could not ignore. I look forward to utilizing my strengths in engagement programming to build relationships and to lead high level global engagement activities for ITEEA." 

 

Joining ITEEA as the STEM Center for Teaching and Learning Director of Innovation is Scott Weiler.

 
Prior to joining ITEEA/Scott taught Aerospace Engineering and Robotics at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, a dual-enrollment engineering program for high school students and UNLV. In the past 12 years he has taught in two countries (U.S. and Korea), from students PreK-college. He coached the Engineering Club (MESA and Catapult Team), Robotics (VEX and First), the RPG Club, and Interact. He has won the ITEEA Teacher Excellence award 4 times.
 
He started teaching Engineering in a middle school in Tucson, Arizona Even in middle school, he and the students discussed college as an option, but also the depth of other options available to them and how they could move forward. In response, he founded the group, Girl Power in Science and Engineering, to connect girls to women in college and business in those fields. These women would come and spend time with the girls. They would talk to them and share their stories about getting into a field dominated by men. They were happy to be mentors and show the students a path to work toward their goals. After moving to Vegas, he mentored the group Women in Aviation to particularly focus on the areas of Aviation and Aerospace Engineering. 
 
Scott holds a Master's Degree in STEM Education from University of Arizona. He previously worked with Telsa and AFWERX and worked for Paragon Space Development on the Orion Capsule and Mars Projects with ECLSS/Brine Filter, currently on the International Space Station.
 
 
Scott commented, "There hasn't been enough emphasis in modern education on the Technology and Engineering in STEM. To fix it, we need to start with getting the teachers proficient in the topics, and enthusiastic about the opportunities before bringing the next generation onboard."
 

ITEEA Executive Director/CEO Steven Barbato shared, "Scott and Stephanie add to the bright future of ITEEA and the endless possibilities to lead STEM Education while creating opportunities for ALL children to become technologically and engineering literate!" 
 
ITEEA is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators. Its mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. ITEEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities.  
 
ITEEA seeks to advance technological capabilities for all people and to nurture and promote the professionalism of those engaged in such pursuits. The association publishes Technology and Engineering Teacher, The Elementary STEM Journal, the Journal of Technology Education, STEM Connections, and a variety of other publication that lead the profession by providing teaching directions, instructional ideas, and networking opportunities.
 
ITEEA conducts a vigorous public policy program frequently providing information to government, agencies, associations, and other special interest groups concerning technology and engineering education. The Association strives to provide concerned publics with an understanding of the importance of technological literacy through technology, innovation, design, and engineering education to the future growth and well-being of all nations.      
  
For more information about ITEEA, go to www.iteea.org. Questions can be directed to iteea@iteea.org or 703-860-2100.