Aimee discusses what American high school looks like and suggests what we can do to make it more meaningful and authentic. She describes her approach that includes real world experience and the development of practical knowledge.
Aimee Kennedy is Battelle’s Vice President of Education, STEM Learning, and Philanthropy reporting to President and CEO Jeff Wadsworth. She also serves as the President of Battelle Education. Aimee directs Battelle’s efforts to foster innovative educational environments that prepare students for tomorrow’s career and college environment. These inclusive schools offer students access to rigorous academics and real world context, while focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Metro Early College and the Metro Institute of Technology are two examples of excellent schools formed under Battelle’s STEM strategy. For even wider impact, Battelle also manages STEM networks including the Ohio STEM Learning Network, Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, and the national STEMx network. Aimee was formerly the Principal/Chief Administrative Officer at Metro Early College High School.
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