Skills or Areas of Expertise
Culturally responsive STEM education
Using technology to bridge equity gaps
Examining curriculum through an anti-racist lens
Creating inclusive math environments
Victoria Thompson is a STEM Integration Transformation Coach at Technology Access Foundation--a nonprofit leader redefining STEM education in public schools--and a consultant for Ignite EdTech. She began her journey teaching fifth and sixth grade math and science in Summerville, SC after graduating from the College of Charleston. After completing her masters degree in curriculum and instruction she moved to the Seattle, WA area in 2018, where her career has pivoted to focusing on STEM integration in schools, K-12 mathematics instruction with research on decolonizing mathematics curriculum for teachers and learners, creating inclusive math environments, and using technology to bridge equity gaps in math education.
As a STEM Integration Transformation Coach her job duties include working with systems advocating for critical race theory and intersectionality in education, professional and training development, creating and presenting STEM based programming through an anti-racist lens, and using project based learning as a vehicle for equity in curriculum and instruction. She brings these talents to the Ignite EdTech team. In addition to her current and continued work in these areas she is a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, a National Geographic Educator, an Apple Educator, an InsPEARational Educator, a Buncee Ambassador, and an educational technology consultant for tech companies in the Seattle area.