Director of Community Partnerships and Education Equity Strengthens the Work of WPI’s STEM Education Center | Announcements | New

Noemi Robertson joined the STEM Education Center as Director of Community Partnerships and Education Equity in October 2022. She will work with other WPI offices as well as the Worcester community.

Noemi will be responsible for building and managing relationships in the local community to support teaching experiences for the WPI teacher preparation program and for equitable K-12 STEM learning opportunities. She will encourage and support K-16 teachers in developing equitable and inclusive STEM curriculum and instructional practices.

WPI’s Director of Community Relations, Katie Bilotta, is thrilled to work with Noemi. “The Worcester community is always looking to WPI for inspiration and educational content, specifically around STEM. Noemi’s success and diverse experience in education will enable WPI to bring more STEM programs to the community outside of WPI’s walls to ensure a stronger local pipeline in STEM fields.

Noemi is proud to come from a family of hardworking Mexican immigrant parents and grew up in a Spanish-speaking household. She is a first-generation graduate and earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stetson University, Florida. Additionally, Noemi earned her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Management from Fitchburg State University.

For the past 15 years, Noemi has served as Education Manager at Montachusett Regional Technical School. She led and coordinated all aspects of their Title I program, the English Language Learners program, family engagement programs, state and local assessments and summer school. With growing populations of English and Title I learners and significant skills gaps, Noemi has worked with school leaders and teachers on data review, critical policies and procedural changes. She has also volunteered with the Fitchburg Youth Today Leadership Program to increase academic achievement and improve student-teacher relationships and community engagement.

Additionally, Noemi will manage the Worcester region ASPIRE-RC capacity building program for inclusive and diverse STEM teachers in community colleges. Worcester-area graduate and postgraduate students will receive training and mentored teaching experiences at Quinsigamond Community College. Rory Flinn, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, shares that “Noemi’s experience in supporting school-to-school educational partnerships will be invaluable in managing the central regional MA ASPIRE collaboration and in facilitating a great experience for our Scholars. in ASPIRE teaching”.

In Noemi’s new role at WPI, she will also support the Mass Academy of Mathematics and Sciences. According Anne-LudesDirector of Mass Academy, “Noemi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her previous roles that will help WPI and Mass Academy strengthen existing partnerships and create new ones. Grade 12 will ensure that our work with schools, community organizations and after-school programs is focused on meeting the needs of students and teachers with an equity lens in mind. We are excited to have her join the WPI community!”

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