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Chris Link

Chris Link, PhD

Director of Education

Chris Link, PhD oversees the development and implementation of educational products for the Global STEM Alliance, the Academy’s initiative to advance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education worldwide.

Chris has extensive background in curriculum and teacher professional development. Prior to joining the Academy, he was the Assistant Principal and Director of Curriculum and Instruction at a high school in Brooklyn, NY and led the team of curriculum writers working on the development of the school’s STEM-focused liberal arts curriculum. He also worked closely with the teachers to provide instructional training to help engage students through relevant STEM learning experiences.

Prior to his time in Brooklyn, Chris served as the Science and Technology Staff Development Specialist for the Redwood City School District in California. He developed and facilitated a three-year plan for the district’s K- 8 curriculum to align with the Next Generation Science Standards. Chris also brings 8 years of experience teaching in middle and high school science classrooms.

Chris completed his PhD in Education, with an emphasis on teaching and learning processes, at University of Missouri-Saint Louis. He also holds a Master of Science in Biology, and Advanced Certificate in Science Education, both from Washington University in St. Louis.