Kerry Branch, Education Specialist
Email: kbranch @s2temsc. org
Phone: (843) 661-1823
Kerry Branch joined S²TEM Centers SC in 2013. Her work currently focuses on supporting teachers in standards-based instruction and project based learning (PBL), developing STEM teacher leaders, and promoting foundational early childhood STEM experiences and education. Kerry is responsible for developing and delivering professional development and providing personalized STEM support to schools and districts. As a lifelong learner, Kerry is constantly expanding her knowledge of technology. Kerry believes that it is through blended learning using educational technology and mobile learning that student learning is accelerated.
Prior to joining S²TEM Centers SC, Kerry Branch taught 7th and 8th grade science at Marlboro School of Discovery. She also taught secondary science at Dillon High School and Marlboro County High School. Her specialties include real-world problem solving and critical thinking, data analysis, disciplinary literacy, technology integration, and curriculum and standards. She has been a participant in three research projects: National Science Foundation Polar Climate Change, Inquiring Minds: Reading to Learn and Innovate in Mathematics and Science (IQ-MS), and Culturally Responsive Computer Science (CRoCS). Kerry is currently excited to partner with the Smithsonian Science Center to support grade 3-5 science teachers through the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Smithsonian Science for North and South Carolina Classrooms grant.
Kerry received a BS in biology from Campbell University and is highly qualified in both middle level and secondary science education. Kerry serves as an ambassador for the Museum of Science’s Engineering is Elementary (EiE) curriculum. As an active facilitator of the EiE Professional Development Community, she facilitates workshops throughout South Carolina for elementary and more recently middle grade teachers.