Executive Leadership Team
Inspire learners PreK-12 to wonder, finding their passions and empowering their lives through STEM Education.
Peney Wright is the Regional Director of Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata and Mifflin Counties. Peney believes that all learners deserve high quality STEM experiences. Peney is a 34-year veteran educator who taught Pre K - 5th grade, in both urban and rural schools. She also taught at Lock Haven University preparing preservice student teachers to plan and implement STEM education. Currently, Peney serves as the STEM/STEAM Curriculum and Instruction Specialist at TIU 11. In this role, she advocates for both teachers and students through developing and facilitating professional learning opportunities, supporting curriculum development and revisions, instructional coaching, student STEM competitions, statewide library partnerships promoting STEM summer and year round learning, as well as, piloting a Kids Who Code Club at Huntingdon County Library. Peney holds a Masters degree in Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University. She is a STEM curriculum writing consultant with Smithsonian Science Education Center.
At a Glance: Regional directors are concentrated at the Intermediate Unit locations and all serve as STEM Consultants or Supervisors that communicate and collaborate with K-12 school systems in their territory daily. They will be overseeing communication to schools, coordinating future collaborations/projects in their region when funding is accessible within the ecosystem.