ASSET STEM Education™ (ASSET), a national provider of hands-on STEM learning materials and professional development, recently welcomed three new members to the team. Lindsay Potts and Daniel C. Lujetic, Ph.D., join ASSET as Professional Development Specialists and Gina DeAngelo joins as Director of Resource Development.
Prior to joining ASSET, Potts taught elementary and middle school mathematics, most recently at the Pitcairn campus of Propel Charter Schools. She also taught seventh and eighth grade math and served as a math mentor to students at Achievement House Cyber Charter School. In addition to her teaching certifications, Potts holds a Master of Science degree in education from Wilkes University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
"As educators, we need to challenge the thought processes of our students in order to foster critically-thinking leaders by providing them with the opportunities for self-discovery and meaningful experiences,” says Potts.
Lujetic brings more than 20 years of diverse experience as an educator, administrator, tutor, trainer and workshop presenter to his new role at ASSET. He recently served as a senior adviser to business executives, and also has held administrative positions at Washington School District and Connellsville Area School District as assistant superintendent and superintendent. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, a master’s degree in educational administration and a doctorate of education from the University of Pittsburgh.
"I believe that the most successful learning institutions are those which are learning communities, in which all interactions among all stakeholders are intended as learning opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment," said Lujetic. "ASSET is a learning community."
A passionate health advocate and speaker, DeAngelo has worked over the past four years to eliminate health disparities in the Greater Pittsburgh area through fundraising; strategic planning; program design and management; and community outreach. Previously, she served as director of development for the maternal and infant health nonprofit MAYA Organization and program coordinator for the advocacy organization Consumer Health Coalition. She holds a Master of Public Health degree as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Pittsburgh.
“Education is one of the key social factors that contribute to equity and health,” said DeAngelo. “I am excited to help ASSET continue to raise the quality of education in our schools and provide STEM programs for groups and communities that may not otherwise have access to them.”
About ASSET STEM Education
Founded in 1994 by the Bayer Corporation and a coalition of community partners, ASSET STEM Education has grown from a local education improvement nonprofit to a national leader in science, technology, engineering and math education. The organization provides more than 200 different professional development courses to more than 2,500 educators annually. ASSET also equips classrooms and educational programs with hands-on, minds-on STEM materials. Each year, these activities impact more than 150,000 school-aged youth. ASSET’s holistic approach to STEM education fosters youth interest, engagement and achievement in other subjects as well, including reading. For more information, visit www.assetinc.org.