Amy Threatt, Lead Education Specialist
Email: athreatt @ s2temsc. org
In 2002, Amy Threatt joined the now S²TEM Centers SC as an Education Specialist. Her current roles vary from providing individual and group support for teachers, administrators, schools and districts as they encourage systemic change within their learning environments. Amy has been a model of active learning by immersing herself in all areas of instructional coaching. In 2014, she completed the rigorous requirements of Thinking Collaborative and was named as a Cognitive Coaching℠ Training Associate and has since become a Training Mentor to support others on the trainer pathway.
She started her educational career teaching Physical Science at Heritage High, a large suburban school in Conyers, GA. After getting married and moving to SC, she joined the faculty of Ruffin High – a small rural school outside Walterboro, SC - where she taught Physics, Chemistry, AP Biology, Physical Science and Introduction to Computing. One of her favorite memories was building a desktop computer tower from scratch during a professional development experience, then once returning to class, she handed the same tower to her students who took it apart and replicated the process. She completely believes in the notion of learning through experiences – setting the stage to facilitate opportunities for conceptual understanding.
As an educator for more than 25 years, Amy is a strong advocate of science education and the need to foster curiosity and purposeful use of technology in the classroom. Amy holds a B.S. in Physics from the College of Charleston and a M.Ed. from the University of Charleston. She is an accomplished professional with a strong interest in instructional practices and cognitive processes as well as helping others develop their own self-directedness.