DeDee Quinn, Education Specialist
Email: dquinn@s2temsc . org
Phone: (864) 596- 8452
Fax: (864) 594-6135
DeDee Quinn joined S²TEM Centers SC as an Education Specialist in July of 2016. In this role she provides support and learning opportunities to teachers in the areas of STEM education. Her present work supports the development of grade level PBL’s aligned with curriculum standards, incorporating disciplinary literacy strategies in the science and mathematics classrooms, effective use of formative assessments and transitioning to a student centered classroom. She has a passion for providing authentic learning experiences. She is dedicated to preparing students for careers and college.
Prior to joining S²TEM Centers SC she was a middle level science teacher with Spartanburg District 3. Education is a second career after spending many years in accounting and human resources. Her previous career in the private sector gives her a unique perspective and understanding of the important balance between education and industry.
DeDee has an Associate in Business-Accounting from Spartanburg Community College, B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Psychology and Journalism from University of South Carolina-Upstate, Master of Art in Teaching from Converse College, Spartanburg, SC and Masters plus 30 with concentration in science pedagogy. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Middle Level Adolescent Science and holds a South Carolina certificate as a highly qualified science teacher with endorsements in Gifted and Talented and the newly required Read to Succeed.
She is dedicated to being a life-long learner and stays abreast of the latest research in the areas of science pedagogy, effective use of technology in the class room, and blended learning. Her focus for new learning is in the area of computer science and computer literacy.