Barbra Skarzynski

Fab Team Project Coordinator

Barbra Skarzynski

As Director of Technology Barb provides vital support to the TIES team on work including contributions to Race to the Top, Learn and Earn, multiple state STEM networks and individual STEM school design. TIES portfolio of programs exposes millions of students to a robust STEM education in over 500 schools located in 10+ states. Her work is focused on building networks through the capture and sharing of data used to replicate and scale program successes.

As Project Manager for Learn and Earn, she works to connect community colleges with one another and businesses to develop an infrastructure that will facilitate accelerated, competency-based, pathways for students to earn a degree while earning a livable wage. In 2010, TIES convened a team of national experts to create a vision for Learn and Earn in states with existing STEM networks. The resulting Learn and Earn Design Challenge was launched at STEMtech 2010. States created Learn and Earn blueprints that support PK-20 students throughout their education and career progression. Barb facilitates the ongoing work of this ambitious goal.

Barb received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maryland and taught public school fifth grade in Baltimore County, Maryland.