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Jason McKenna

Jason McKenna is the director of global educational strategy for VEX Robotics. An educational strategist with 20 years of experience teaching, Jason ensures VEX Robotics’ educational STEM solutions align with global educational standards and fulfill educators’ needs.

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Jason McKenna

Jason McKenna is the director of global educational strategy for VEX Robotics. An educational strategist with 20 years of experience teaching in elementary classrooms, Jason ensures VEX Robotics’ educational STEM solutions align with global educational standards and fulfill educators’ needs.

To keep his finger on the pulse of society’s needs, Jason travels the world to meet with parents, educators, and key government stakeholders and discuss the challenges of preparing students for a contemporary, knowledge-based economy. He develops and implements research-based STEM education solutions that use differentiated instruction and assessment to further student learning.

Many of Jason’s articles have been published. In addition, he collaborated with the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy on STEM education research funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to improve how teachers teach STEM in U.S. schools.

Jason holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from California University of Pennsylvania (now PennWest California). He received his undergraduate degree in elementary education from Geneva College. He is also a Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy certified master instructor.