FRISCO, Texas, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Sci-Tech Discovery Center announces changes to leadership team as the museum experiences continued increase in visitors and outreach programs. "The Sci-Tech team is enthusiastic about the changes and growth as we continue to strengthen our leadership in science, math, and technology education." states Brad Bush, President, Sci-Tech Board of Directors. "The realization of a Director of Education role was made possible by a recent generous grant from Dallas Social Venture Partners who share our passion for developing the next generation of engineers, scientists, and innovators."
Paul Vinson has been named the Executive Director and Director of Education, replacing Erica Yaeger in the leadership role. Mr. Vinson brings to Sci-Tech 23 years of experience within the North Texas science museum community. Since 2006, Mr. Vinson served as Director of Exhibits and Theater Services at the Museum of Nature & Science. He had joined The Science Place in 1989, serving finally as Vice President of Programs-IMAX-Exhibits at the Fair Park science center. Before that, Mr. Vinson spent thirteen years in the Arlington community as a Montessori educator in the Children's House of Arlington, the Arlington Cooperative Montessori School, and the PaleoMontessori School. Mr. Vinson holds a Masters Degree in Education from Texas Christian University and has been affiliated with the NASA Museum Alliance, American Association of Museums, Texas Association of Museums, Association Science-Technology Centers, and Informal Science Educators Association of Texas.
Amanda Mitchell is the Discovery Lead, a new position with the purpose of developing curriculum for Sci-Tech's broad range of hands-on programs, such as homeschool classes, discovery camps, and school assemblies. Ms. Mitchell was a science teacher at Cavazos Middle School, Lubbock ISD and an athletics coach. Previously employed at the Science Spectrum in Lubbock, Ms. Mitchell facilitated robotics training and science curriculum development. Her leadership experience also includes serving the National Catholic Student Coalition, Exxon Mobile Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps, and United Way Youth Leadership Council. Ms. Mitchell is a Texas Tech University graduate with a Bachelors of Science in multidisciplinary studies.
Visit www.MindStretchingFun.org for additional information on Sci-Tech Discovery Center current exhibits, museum hours, outreach programs, camp sessions, and volunteer opportunities.
Find out how Dallas Social Venture Partners is "Investing in a Better World for Children," by visiting their website: http://www.dsvp.org.
About Sci-Tech Discovery Center
Responding to community demand for a cultural and educational destination, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Inc. ("Sci-Tech") was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2004 as a multi-year initiative of the Junior League of Collin County, formerly known as the Junior League of Plano. Since then Sci-Tech has found a permanent home in Collin County at the Frisco Discovery Center and offers hands-on exhibits to the next generation of engineers, scientists, educators, and innovators. Sci-Tech provides dynamic education experiences to embrace discovery and innovation through the active exploration of science, math and technology.
SOURCE Sci-Tech Discovery Center