Mike Conway

J Michael Conway

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
 

Founding educator Mike Conway brings over 20 years of experience as a teacher and leader.  He specializes in making high school mathematics and technical learning accessible to all, especially those who have been late to experience success. Inspired by his work as Lead Advisor at the High School for Recording Arts (Hip Hop High) in St. Paul, Minnesota, Mike is an expert in making challenging subjects engaging and instilling the confidence essential to achievement. As a faculty coach, he has supported schools and teachers from across the country by implementing project-based learning and other innovative yet proven student-centered learning strategies.

 
Jonathan Spooner

Jonathan Spooner

FOUNDER & Chief TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
 

Jonathan brings a trove of experience in technology, innovation and marketing to the Stacks + Joules team. Having led innovation teams at Intersection (a division of Alphabet) and launching multiple high-tech businesses he has a wide breadth of knowledge. His entrepreneurial passion has led him to plan, budget, oversee and lead all sizes of businesses across the span of his career. A lifelong DJ having played multiple gigs around the globe he also co-founded the internet's first DJ mix site. Jonathan speaks frequently on emerging technology innovation, and his insight has been featured in the New York Times, Ad Age, Fast Company, The Motley Fool and the Wall Street Journal, among others. 

 
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CHERYL CUMMINGS

DIRECTOR MASSACHUSETTS PROGRAM & STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Cheryl brings 15 years of nonprofit management and fund development expertise to Stacks+Joules with a specialization in strategic growth and start-up initiatives in STEM education k-20. She seeks to work with CEO's and leadership teams of progressive organizations offering break-through solutions to societal and business challenges. Cheryl is currently developing Strategic Partnerships for Stacks+Joules to align the organization with key stakeholders in philanthropy, education, government, and the corporate sector while fulfilling organizational development needs.

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CONNIE CHOW

EDUCATOR & MASSACHUSETTS PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

A skilled teacher and facilitator Connie is leading the Stacks+Joules classroom program in our Massachusetts classrooms. Connie brings a level of experience that ensures that young people, regardless of their circumstances of birth, have joyful learning experiences, embody social values and a growth mindset.Connie’s skills cross silos, sectors and continents to combine her passion and experience in education, science and technology, social justice and women’s rights. She also founded and directs The Exploratory STEM education program for youth in Greater Accra Ghana.

 

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