Chris Link oversees the development and implementation of educational products and services for the Global STEM Alliance, the Academy’s initiative to advance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education worldwide.
Chris has an extensive background in curriculum development. Prior to joining the Academy, he was the Founding Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Ascend Public Charter Schools 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 school director, managing director, and chief curriculum officer to provide instructional training for teachers to help students to gain a fundamental understanding of STEM.
Prior to joining Ascend Public Charter Schools 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 is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis for Teaching and Learning Practices with an Emphases in Curriculum. Chris received his Master of Science in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis and he has an Advanced Certificate in Science Education and Advanced Placement Certification in Biology. He is originally from Carlinville, IL.