Aimee Kennedy is Vice President for Education, STEM Learning and Philanthropy. She directs Battelle’s efforts to foster innovative schools that prepare students for tomorrow’s career and college environment. Founded on the conviction that rigorous, hands-on learning should be available to every child, these efforts include Metro Early College, the Ohio STEM Learning Network, and the national STEMx network. Previously, Aimee was the Chief Academic Officer for Metro Early College. She first joined the school in 2007 as a classroom teacher. Aimee earned a bachelor’s degree from Malone College in Communications, a master’s in Education from the University of Akron, and is completing a Ph. D. in Education Administration at The Ohio State University.