Category Archives: panelist


Stacey Rutledge

Stacey Rutledge

Florida State University

Stacey Rutledge is an Associate Professor in the Educational Leadership and Educational Policy and Evaluation programs in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She has an M.S. degree in Teaching Social Studies from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Chicago. Her research focuses broadly on understanding how the work of administrators, teachers, guidance counselors and students is nested within institutional and policy environments.


Kim	Cherry

Kim Cherry

District of Columbia Public School

Kim Cherry serves as the Deputy Chief of STEM for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) in Washington, DC. She leads the school district in all areas of STEM education. Her team leads a cohort of STEM Master Teachers who are charged with visiting schools and conducting regularly scheduled evaluations on the STEM programs. Previously, she served as director for professional development at the National Science Teachers Association.


Nichole	Pinkard

Nichole Pinkard

DePaul University

Nichole Pinkard is an Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University in Chicago. She is the founder of Digital Youth Network and co-creator of Remix World, a social learning platform that connects youth’s learning opportunities in school, home, and beyond.