LOS ANGELES – April 17, 2019 – UBTECH Education, an organization dedicated to promoting STEM and computer science (STEM+C) education through interactive robotics programs, has hired Jamie Sachs to serve as the company’s senior director of education.
A division of UBTECH, a global leader in intelligent, humanoid robots for consumers, business, and industry, UBTECH Education’s NGSS-designed UKIT curriculum and leveled builder kits help educators seamlessly incorporate science and engineering instruction into K–12 classrooms.
Sachs will oversee development and implementation of the company’s educational programs and curricula, as well as wraparound services like professional development and district success. According to John Rhee, general manager of UBTECH North America, Sachs’s unique skill set will help the company accelerate the expansion of its high-quality line of programs for STEM+C learning.
“We are excited to have someone of Jamie’s caliber join the team. When Jamie looks at the requirements of an education program, she brings the professional expertise of a career developer as well as that of a math educator and school leader,” said Rhee. “This powerhouse combination will serve us well as we continue to create new ways to immerse students in hands-on STEM+C learning.”
Prior to joining UBTECH Education, Sachs served as the director of education for FIRST, a leading not-for-profit STEM engagement program for kids worldwide. During her tenure Sachs and her team enabled more than 30 districts to establish or expand robotics programs, providing 50,000 students with first-time access to robotics opportunities.
Sachs has also served in leadership positions at the New Tech Network, Mosaica Education, and the Southern Regional Education Board. Before joining the edtech world, Sachs worked as a math educator and school principal in the Atlanta area. She holds a Master of Education degree from East Tennessee State University and an Education Specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University.
About UBTECH Education
UBTECH Education is a division of UBTECH, a global leader in intelligent, humanoid robots for consumers, business, and industry. UBTECH Education combines interactive robotics technology with curriculum to give learners a high-quality STEM education integrated with the development of 21st-century skills and computational literacy.