Barbara Pener

mySci Facilitator & STEM TQ Project Coordinator

V. Barbara Pener is a retired teacher who spent 30 years in education, all served in the Kirkwood School District. She has taught Health & Wellness, Chemistry, Astronomy, Technology, and more recently Earth Science, Coding, and Robotics.

Barbara serves as a science and technology educational consultant for the Washington University-Institute for School Partnership, where she assists in the review and writing of mySci science and technology curriculum, as well as PD facilitation.

She earned her undergraduate degree in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and both her master’s degrees in Technology and Science Education from Webster University. She has served as district science fair facilitator, on several district level social justice, educational equity committees, the district African American Achievement Task Force, district technology leadership team, building level science department chairperson, track and field coach, an NEA officer and competitive robotics coach.

Barbara has presented in educational conferences at the local, state, and national levels in the area of health, science, athletics, and technology. Barbara embraces technology and recognizes the importance of its integration in the 21st century classroom. She combines the unique perspective of a past STEM TQ participant with her commitment to the STEM infused classroom, as she continues in her role as both a STEM TQ facilitator and STEMpact Project Coordinator.