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Full Name
Terrie Rust
School/Organization
The Jones-Gordon School
Job Title
Director of STEM and Project Based Learning
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Terrie Rust, Distinguished Technology Educator (DTE), taught technology education, engineering education, and career exploration to middle school students for 18 years in Peoria, Arizona. Terrie built a program at her school that received Program Excellence and Teacher Excellence Awards from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). She developed a passion for integrative STEM education. Her concern for gender equity in STEM fields led to the creation of a Girls Exploring Technology (GET) club at her school, She was recognized with the Visible Difference Award from the Association of Career and Technical Education of Arizona (ACTEaz) for her efforts. Terrie received BA and MA degrees from San Jose State University (CA), a MEd degree from Northern Arizona University, and is currently pursuing an EdS degree from Northcentral University (CA). Terrie served as a 2010–2011 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation, in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources, Lifelong Learning Cluster, during which time she created a database of the education outreach offerings of the 101 NSF National Research Centers and eighteen NSF Large Facilities, allowing the data to be shared by all NSF Directorates. In 2010, Terrie was awarded the Distinguished Technology Educator citation from ITEEA in recognition of her contributions to the field of technology education. After her fellowship, Terrie served for two years as the Director of Academics for Creya Learning in Hyderabad, India and has since worked directly with educators in China, Malaysia, The Netherlands and Saudi Arabia.  She now teaches and directs the STEM programs at The Jones-Gordon School in Paradise Valley, AZ.