Vice President, Education
Denise Kopecky leads Challenger Center’s team of education and technology experts whose work is at the core of the organization’s STEM education mission. She oversees the development and implementation of all education products and programs, including curriculum, professional development and assessment. She also manages relationships with program collaborators including partners, external vendors and evaluators. Ms. Kopecky is a member of the Senior Leadership team, providing direction on all strategic and operational issues to ensure an effective and coordinated effort to meet Challenger Center’s goals
Ms. Kopecky spent 13 years in the classroom, having taught both upper and lower grade levels. She developed and delivered curriculum and led professional development courses. She served on the Teacher’s Advisory Board to the superintendent for several years during her teaching career. Ms. Kopecky has a professional certification in instructional design from University of Wisconsin-Stout. She has a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Master of Teaching from Virginia Commonwealth University.