Trey Lathe Leaves a Strong Maker Ed After Three Years of Service

After three years of service to our organization, Warren (Trey) Lathe has resigned from his position as Executive Director of Maker Ed.

Maker Ed continues to evolve since its founding five years ago, and we are grateful for Trey’s guidance over the last three years. Under Trey’s leadership the organization has grown considerably and has reached a number of important milestones. In 2016 alone, Maker Ed reached over 250,000 educators, youth, and families through our network of program and partner sites across the United States. That same year, we added a new program, Making Spaces, to help build strong local and regional maker education ecosystems to support schools. We also began offering a wider variety of professional development opportunities, including an online course, a new series of self-paced online modules, and a set of micro-credentials.

Board chair Dale Dougherty said, “As we look ahead, we remain optimistic about the future of the organization and the maker education movement as a whole. Maker Ed’s strong leadership team of directors will continue to deliver on the mission of bringing maker education to more youth.”

Maker Ed’s board has formed a committee to search for the next Executive Director. Stephanie Chang, Maker Ed’s Director of Programs, will serve as the Interim Executive Director until a new Executive Director is named. For more information, please refer to the job description and send email queries to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until November 30.

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