Dr. Chuck Gardner
Chuck Gardner serves as the Senior Director of Government and Non-Profit Engagement for CYBER.ORG, the academic initiative of the Cyber Innovation Center. He has more than 10 years of classroom experience and holds an EdD (Educational Leadership) and an MBA (Marketing) from the University of Phoenix and a BS (Marine Transportation) from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. After leaving the maritime industry in 2006 he became a career-changing educator, first teaching algebra and geometry in middle school, then moving to a high school robotics and cyber classroom, where he first encountered CYBER.ORG and wrote content for them. Moving from a curriculum development specialist, to the director of curriculum, to the Associate Director, he oversaw all aspects of content development and the delivery of professional development workshops to teachers from across the country. As a Senior Director, he now oversees much of the federal and state-based outreach and national support for standards adoption, pathway development, and education/workforce development initiatives.