Maryann Wolowiec

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Maryann Wolowiec

STEM Consultant

Maryann Wolowiec is inspired by creating tomorrow’s thought leaders. Her passion has been fueled by serving as a high school science teacher, district administrator and superintendent at a high achieving preK through 12 public school district — earning awards for teaching and leadership. This has provided a catapult for the many projects she has worked on over the years, which include creating a process to design, develop and implement STEM public schools and STEM programs.

In her role as Vice President of Educational Content and Program Development for Invent Now, she designed a non-profit model to engage interested parties in STEM public school products and processes, and expanded and deepened opportunities at Camp Invention, a recognized national enrichment program.

The National Inventors Hall of Fame School at Center for STEM Learning in Akron Ohio was mentioned in Newsweek’s The Creativity Crisis report.

Maryann’s portfolio includes working with urban, suburban and international schools of all grade levels. Maryann’s experiences in business and education prepared her well to lead a partnership of city, public school, university, non-profit and businesses to design, develop and implement a STEM public middle school. The National Inventors Hall of Fame School in Akron, Ohio was the first STEM middle school for students of all abilities. This school was the only school referenced in the Newsweek’s July 2010 report on The Creativity Crisis as a school that teaches creativity.

Egypt’s two STEM Model Schools for grades 10 through 12 are international examples. Work with partners to design and implement the STEM Model Schools resulted in Egyptian student success on traditional measures, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) competitions, and college, which led to Egypt opening seven new STEM schools in 2015-2016 and with many more to follow.

More About Me

I Bet You Didn’t Know

  • I have four grandchildren who live nearby and help me see the world through the eyes of children. Their excitement, intensity, curiosity and inventiveness keep me hopping.

What I Love About My Job

  • I love working with TIES because TIES does things, not just talks about them. The people I work with are incredible and keep moving forward, reflecting,
    iterating and transforming. TIES continually makes a difference for students and adults who are touched by the work.

A Transforming Moment

  • When educators let go of habits and fears, and trust that we can engage learners in ways never imagined or experienced brings joy and a sense of wonder to
    the learning. There is sheer joy in watching educators’ faces when their students persist, engage, question and wonder.