Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI)
The 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.
The staff of AMSTI at JSU includes:
|Kay Johnson||Program Administrator|
|Carol McGinnis||Assistant Program Administrator|
|Barry Cooper||Materials Manager|
|Lynn Shaddix||Budget Analyst|
|Juanita Williams||Project Assistant|
|Donja Dryden||Science Specialist|
|Tara Hood||Science Specialist|
|Shelley Roberts||Science Specialist|
|Nicholas Fink||Math Specialist|
|Sue Perkins||Math Specialist|
|Kelly Roper||Math Specialist|
|Ambert Trantham||Math Specialist|