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Aimee Kennedy

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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Wanted to go into teaching because she wanted to show kids that a good education could lead them down any path they chose.
Says that the best schools in the nation right now are not the schools who follow traditional educational routes.
Was formerly the Chief Academic Officer of Metro Early College High School, which focuses on STEM fields.
Only once her students started outperforming others on the state tests did people start believing in Metro's vision.
Says her goal is to reach the kids who aren't good at "playing school."
Believes every kid needs someone who says to them, "Of course you can get an A. Of course you can go to college!"
Says the best part of a teacher's day can't be the planning or the grading-it has to be the hours in the classroom with the kids.
Now works for Battelle, where she fosters the development of more STEM-centred schools like Metro.
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Career

VP of Education, Philanthropy, and STEM Learning

I foster innovative educational environments that prepare students for tomorrow’s career and college environment.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Science
Helping People

Day to Day

I lead the education and philanthropy work of one of the world's largest R&D organizations. I work to help schools, educational non-profits, and communities understand how they can make the switch to the latest proven innovations in teaching and learning.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

The most important thing you can do is do really well in the job that you have. Don't be bitter about what you think you deserve or what you haven't been able to achieve yet. You can still want those things but focus on being the best you can be at the moment.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"No way can every kid get an A. What if this doesn't work? "

Challenges I Overcame

Single Parent

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