Gifted education teacher Melissa Edmonds selected for hands-on learning program cohort
Posted on 07/05/2018
photo, Melissa Edmonds, gifted education teacher at Kyle R. Wilson Elementary SchoolMelissa Edmonds, gifted education resource teacher at Kyle R. Wilson Elementary School, has been selected as one of 110 LEGO Education Master Educators. Members of this first cohort of the US LEGO Education Master Educator program were flown to Chicago to attend the 2018 ISTE Convention held on June 24–28. Edmonds is the only participant from PWCS and one of only three in Virginia.

Edmonds has a bachelor’s degree in physics from DePauw University, a master’s degree in gifted education from the University of Virginia, and a doctorate in K-12 administration from Regent University. She has been a gifted resource teacher in PWCS since 2005. Prior to coming to PWCS, she taught high school physics in Fairfax County Public Schools and at the Commonwealth Governor's School in Stafford County. 

"My students love the LEGO bricks, sensors, and software I use in my classroom to provide hands-on learning opportunities in science, technology, coding, and engineering," said Edmonds. "I'm looking forward to helping other teachers learn how to use these educational materials to support their students, and I'm excited to help shape the direction LEGO Education takes in the future."

The LEGO Education Master Educator program is designed for educators in early learning through secondary school who use LEGO hands-on learning solutions in their classroom. The selected participants embody the LEGO Education mission to encourage hands-on learning to develop 21st century skills and to share their expertise and experiences with others. Members of the cohort have the opportunity to work with peers on educational activities and provide feedback regarding hands-on learning solutions and programs.

View the news release.