Kimberly Lane Clark
Director of Blended Learning and Edtech Consultant, Lancaster Independent School District
Never let anyone tell you that you can't do it because you are a girl.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I support teachers, staff, and students in a K-12 school district of 8,000 students. I provide support in blended learning strategies, Google tools, assist with district STEM initiative. I also provide support with teachers on how to learn how to introduce innovative technology ideas in their classroom.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?
I chose this career because I always wanted to help students and adults learn about technology tools and how the work. Since I can remember I have been called the Techno Girl because I loved taking apart hardware, loved tinkering with technology tools.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"
I wish that the younger me knew that I could major in education and still become a STEM professional. I wish the younger me knew of all of the college scholarship opportunities that were available.
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?
I love STEM because the possibilities are endless, with STEM education students are able to explore, become creative, and develop skills that they were currently not possible without learnig through STEM education. I wake up looking forward to sharing my knowledge, learning from others, and providing STEM and Edtech opportunities to students, teachers, and staff.
BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?
Never stop dreaming! Never let someone tell you it isn’t possible because it has not been done before! Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do it because you are girl!
INSPO / FUN FACT
My role model is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.