Kirk has served as Executive Director of ITEC since its inception in 2007. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of ITEC, including fund development, program development, building and maintaining community partnerships, and hiring and supervising ITEC staff.
Prior to joining ITEC, Kirk spent 15 years at Michigan State University in environmental engineering where he provided university-based technical assistance to government agencies, companies, and communities over contaminated site issues. Kirk was responsible for toxic waste cleanup education and risk communication. He secured more than $1 million in federal grant funding. Kirk has a Master of Science Degree from Michigan State University in Environmental Policy and Economics. Kirk also lectures at MSU.
Director of Education
Shannon is responsible for overseeing a variety of educational programs, including 2020 Girls, and Techtronics. She is also responsible for curriculum design on upcoming programs, recruiting instructors, and scheduling courses and correspondence for our TechTransport bus project. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Integrated Science. Prior to working for ITEC, Shannon taught Technology for Warrendale Charter Academy, as well as Middle School Language Arts for schools in Nashville and Arizona.
Educational Program Coordinator
Jessica is the educational program coordinator for ITEC. She is responsible for the scheduling of educational programming, updating curriculum content and working closely with ITEC instructors to create fun and safe learning environments. Jessica also helps with recruitment plans and outreach events for ITEC’s programs. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics and a minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. She also worked as a lead 2020 Girls instructor at Wexford Montessori Academy and Eastern High School for almost a year.
Oscar is the communications coordinator for ITEC. His duties include developing communications strategies and expanding the ITEC brand throughout the Greater Lansing Area. Oscar manages ITEC’s website, social media and graphic design work. He is an award-winning journalist with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Stephanie is the office manager for ITEC, where her duties include budgets, personnel, and facilities management, along with developing and implementing office policies and procedures. She graduated from Ferris State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. Prior to working for ITEC, Stephanie worked in the finance department for the American Cancer Society for more than 15 years.