Amy Smith is the Manager of Pre-College Educational Programming at SAE International. She oversees the strategic direction, development, management and delivery of SAE’s PreK-12 formal education programs, including the National Science Board Award winning A World In Motion® (AWIM) program.
Amy leads a staff whose purpose and passion is to increase the number of students who pursue educational and career paths in STEM-related fields, provide critical age-appropriate skill development, and enhance teacher professional development. Most recently, Amy spearheaded the development and implementation of SAE’s Information Technology & Cybersecurity curriculum project, rolling out the first-of-its-kind Cybersecurity: Keeping Our Networks Secure Challenge. This, along with additional challenges currently in development, will provide opportunities that could change the course of IT education.
As a former high school mathematics teacher with management experience within various educational organizations, Amy has a passion for high-quality STEM education that helps mold the engineers and computer science professionals of tomorrow. Amy holds a BS in Applied Mathematics and Education and an MS in Instructional Leadership.