Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI)

AMSTI logoThe Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), is the Alabama State Department of Education's sponsored initiative to improve math and science teaching statewide.

The program provides three basic services: professional development, equipment and materials, and on-site support. Schools become official AMSTI Schools by sending all of their math and science teachers, and administrators to two-week Summer Institutes for two summers. At these Institutes, teachers receive grade and subject-specific professional development that is highly applicable to their classrooms.

AMSTI at JSU provides teachers with the equipment, supplies, and resources needed to effectively engage students with hands-on, inquiry-based learning. The resources arrive to the teacher ready for immediate use. Also provided is extensive, on-site support and mentoring by trained specialists.

To learn more about the AMSTI program, please call (256) 782-5984.

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JSU AMSTI Staff

Kay Johnson

Kay Johnson
Program Administrator  

Carol McGinnis
Carol McGinnis
Assistant Program Administrator
Barry Cooper

Barry Cooper
Materials Manager

Lynn Shaddix
Lynn Shaddix
Budget Analyst
Juanita Williams
Juanita Williams
Project Assistant
Ken Drain

Ken Drain
Warehouse

Cy Wagner
Cy Wagner
Warehouse
Scott Maddox

Scott Maddox
Warehouse

Donja Dryden

Donja Dryden
Science Specialist

Tara Hood
Tara Hood
Science Specialist
Shelley Roberts
Shelley Roberts
Science Specialist
Nicholas Fink

Nicholas Fink
Math Specialist

Sue Perkins
Sue Perkins
Math Specialist
Kelly Roper

Kelly Roper
Math Specialist

Amber Trantham

Amber Trantham
Math Specialist