I was thrilled to meet and interview Ronda Jameson. She had great advice about how she created programs and opportunities for young students in STEM. Listen to my recent interview with Ronda.
Ronda Jameson, M.Ed is the Director of STEM Education for Texarkana Independent School District in Texarkana, Texas. She has served in public and private education for 20 years. Ms. Jameson oversees a K-12 STEM program that has been recognized at both the state and national level. She co-wrote the curriculum framework for the Martha and Josh Morriss Mathematics & Engineering Elementary School, a state-of-the-art elementary campus that has been recognized as a model of excellence for elementary STEM education. The Morriss campus hosted the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology Hearing on “Engineering in K-12 Education” in 2009. Ms. Jameson was a speaker at the 2012 National Academy of Engineering iSTEM Committee on Integrated STEM Education.
Ms. Jameson facilitated the development of a STEM teacher training model, the Texarkana Model for STEM Professional Development, which has been designated as an exemplary by EDUCATE TEXAS and garnered praise as a model for effective partnership between public education and institutions of higher education. Ms. Jameson serves as an Adjunct Instructor for Texas A & M University – Texarkana, where she teaches (STEM) courses, ED 591 Interdisciplinary Curriculum Design and ED 592 Interdisciplinary Curriculum Delivery. She is passionate about helping students of poverty achieve their highest potential and has conducted workshops and seminars on STEM professional development topics, 21st-century learning skills, and equity in public education.
Ms. Jameson received her B.S. in Secondary Education from Oklahoma State University and her M.Ed. in Education Administration from Texas A & M University – Texarkana. She is a certified curriculum auditor with Curriculum Management Systems, Inc.