Director of Academic Programs for STEM 101, Russ Hermann works closely with numerous institutions throughout the country. His responsibilities include consulting, onboarding, curriculum development, support and professional development. Russ comes from a long career in secondary education. He is currently in his 27th year teaching CTE at a Wisconsin high school whose district adopted the STEM 101 curriculum in 2010. In 2012, his department was named Wisconsin’s high school Technology and Engineering Department of the year. Russ also earned the “Award of Excellence” from the WTEA (Wisconsin’s Technology Education Association) in 2017.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Technology and Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a master’s degree in Educational Technology from Marian University. Russ serves as a regular presenter at various state and national conferences, including the WTEA conference as well as the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST) conference.