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Carmelina Livingston has been a Professional Educator in South Carolina for over 25 years. She currently serves as an Education Specialist in the S²TEM Centers SC Lowcountry Region in Charleston. Prior to joining S²TEM Centers SC, Carmelina was an elementary classroom teacher and a K-12 STEM leader in both formal and informal education settings for the state of South Carolina.
Throughout her career, she has led numerous teacher and student research-based STEM programs that support professional development experiences, resource development and support services for Common Core Math Standards, SC Science Standards, and instructional technology. Carmelina received a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg, a M.Ed in Special Education/Learning Disabilities from the Citadel, and a Masters Plus 30 in Science and Technology Education from the College of Charleston. Carmelina’s lifelong passion has been to provide authentic real-world learning experiences that can lead to innovative thinking and learning among teachers and students. She continues to focus her practice on science, technology and innovative learning that includes mobile and blended learning with digital devices and other technologies, global communications through social media, engineering education, and integrated STEM education research and practice.
Carmelina’s professional practice as an educator has been acknowledged through several honors and awards. During the 2011-12 school year, she served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC. She is also a co-author of the book, Einstein Fellows Best Practices in STEM Education, and her writing emphasizes building a foundation for successful STEM education at the elementary level.
Carmelina’s joys in life include her family, friends and students, her interest and fascination with cognitive learning, her love for the ocean and the environment, and her every-present focus to have fun while learning.