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Andy Shouse

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Chief Program Officer

Andy serves as Washington STEM’s Chief Program Officer, leading the organization's efforts to develop and support innovative STEM learning experiences for all Washington students through close partnership with educators and industry and community partners.

A former elementary and middle grades teacher, science center administrator, and STEM education researcher, Andy brings a wealth of experience to Washington STEM. Andy joins us from the University of Washington’s College of Education faculty where he led a range of STEM education research and development efforts, including the design of curriculum, professional development systems, and partnerships with schools and informal learning organizations - all focused on equitable learning outcomes. Prior to his appointment at UW, Andy was Senior Program Officer at the Board on Science Education of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. There Andy directed consensus studies to define best practices in STEM education and to inform federal STEM research and development investments.

Andy holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University’s program in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children with whom he loves to camp, make messes in the workshop, swim in lakes, and ride motorcycles.

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