A six-week, sustained program for female STEM students to learn…
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT • TEAM COLLABORATION • TECH TOPICS

Our Facilitators

Interested in becoming an iLEADinSTEM program facilitator? If yes, CLICK HERE to apply.

Our iLeadInSTEM program facilitators consist of teachers within DFW school districts that provide instruction on STEM related topics such as:

  • Intro to Physical Computing
  • Intro Web Development
  • Cybersecurity Basics
  • Computer Programming – Java/C++
  • Animation & Graphics
  • Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning
  • Cloud- Private/Public/Hybrid
  • Data Science/R/Python

Introducing:

Amieé Himler

Amieé received her Bachelors in Mathematics and her Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of Texas at Dallas. She also obtained her teacher certification through the UTeach Dallas program, which she still supports in various capacities including on the Science and Math Education Advisory Board. She is currently completing her Masters in Educational Leadership, as well as working towards her Principal Certification, from the University of North Texas.

Amieé has spent her entire career thus far in Richardson ISD. She began her career as a high school math teacher and currently serves as a district STEM Specialist supporting the integration of STEM for all students in grade PreK through 12. Amieé spends her time connecting with campuses with effective tier 1 instruction in all content areas through engaging, hands-on, real-world experiences driven by inquiry and problem-based learning. Her commitment and passion for supporting students and teachers is infectious.

As much as she loves her job, Amieé loves her family even more! She recently celebrated 10 years of marriage with her husband and is proud of her two elementary children, Stephen and Madison, who love playing games together such as Qwirkle, Ticket to Ride, and Uno.

Saki Milton

An experienced educator and international STEM advocate, Saki Milton brings more than 20 years of mathematics education experience to the broader STEM education community. Saki has 8.5 years of mathematics classroom teaching in diverse settings, including public, public charter, and international schools. Saki is a certified Lumina Practitioner in Lumina Spark and has delivered leadership and self-awareness workshops across the U.S. for nonprofits and corporations. She is the founder and Executive Director of The GEMS Camp, Girls interested in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science and was honored as a 2021 Women Who STEAM Hidden Figure by the Dallas Links chapter. She also has in-depth industry experience in key roles for top education companies such as SAVVAS Learning Company (formerly Pearson K12 Learning), Texas Instruments, and Kaplan. Saki holds an MBA in Marketing from Southern Methodist University and a BA in Mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin. She is committed to creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce preparing girls and women of color for future STEM studies and careers. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in education from Southern Methodist University. Her research interest in STEM education is to study the design of informal learning environments situated within Black and brown girls’ (grades 6-12) learning ecosystems. She is curious about the effects of various interventions that impact underrepresented and underserved girls’ attitudes, confidence, interests, and choices in STEM career pathways in order to alleviate disparities associated with the intersectionality of race, gender, and socioeconomic status.

BRANDEN WILLIAMS
Educate to Innovate is not merely a slogan Branden Williams uses to motivate burgeoning young minds; it is his life’s work. As Founder and Lead Imagineer of Seeds 2 STEM, a social enterprise located in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, Texas, Branden tirelessly works to successfully evaluate, educate, and develop students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. At Seeds 2 STEM, he guides students from low to moderate-income families in reshaping their opinions on science. Branden firmly believes that despite a considerable disparity, our nation must improve our students’ mastery of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) if it is to reclaim its position as the world leader in innovation and technology. The business, education, and STEM communities must collaborate strategically to leverage their industries for the sustained growth and stability of the U.S. economy in the future. A graduate from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor´s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. After a successful seven-year career in Laboratory Animal Medicine, he relocated to Dallas, where he has instructed at various educational institutions in the areas of Biology and Chemistry. Always committed to making a lifelong impact, he instills the seeds of excellence in the lives of economically disadvantaged youth that he’s confident will flourish in the future

Robyn Brown

Robyn is the CEO and founder of Bold Idea, a non-profit organization that mentors young coders in north Texas. In her role, Robyn is responsible for the overall strategy, corporate and community partnerships, and fund development. She cultivates a strong volunteer team and actively engages and energizes Bold Idea supporters in the organization’s work to prepare students for the digital careers of the future. Prior to Bold Idea, Robyn served in various marketing communications and public relations roles for companies in the technology and energy industries, including Microsoft, Paradigm and Dell. Skilled at writing on technical subjects like high-performance computing and cloud services, Robyn provided a diverse skill set in crafting white papers, bylined articles, web copy, messaging, speeches, press releases, and other business communications. In her personal life, Robyn served as a Girl Scout troop leader, where she mentored young women in high school. For four years, she also served as director for a Girl Scout day camp at Lake Lavon, founded by her mom and original mentor. Robyn tapped into her 10 years as a Girl Scout leader to design Bold Idea’s mentoring program. As a champion of girls’ participation in STEM fields, especially computing, she prepares industry professionals to share their knowledge and serve as technology mentors and role models to north Texas students – our future technology workforce.

Fanny Dunagan

Fanny is the Founder and Video Content Strategist of PathLynks, a consulting firm that helps business owners, coaches and consultants create digital content, video strategies & content plans. She trains and empowers individuals and leadership teams to take charge of their personal and business branding, create value for others and build an engaged community around their products, services and values. Before starting her own company, Fanny had a corporate career in change management consulting, communications and training for technology projects in the Aerospace & Defense industry. As a senior consultant at
Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and HCL Technologies, she served Fortune 500 clients such as Singapore Airlines and United Technologies Corporation Aerospace Systems (formerly Goodrich Corporation), as well as the Republic of Singapore Navy. She paused her corporate career to be a stay-at-home mom to her two children and subsequently became an entrepreneur helping small, medium and enterprise-level companies with personal & employer branding, content marketing and video marketing. She’s spoken about these topics at a variety of marketing and technology associations, as well as at the headquarters of Toyota and Whole Foods. She also volunteers her time speaking at colleges, career fairs and job search networking events to serve those in career transition.

In addition to these teachers, the values-based leadership coaching is led by Certified John Maxwell Coaches. They guide students in self-practice and peer-to-peer leadership embracing the following components:

  • DISC Personality Assessment
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Global Impact – L3 student prepared presentation

Meet the John Maxwell Team:

Dawud Mabon

Since 2016 Dawud Mabon has been speaking, and training business professionals on leadership. Dawud is focused on leadership development for business owners, business leaders and non-profit organizations. Dawud also has a passion for financial stewardship and is the author of the book For God Loves A Cheerful Giver.

His volunteer work includes Leadership Arlington, and The Arlington Highlands Rotary. Dawud is a member of the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce, and BNI Texas Referral Rangers.

Dawud has been married to his college sweetheart Tolu for 21 years, and he is the personal chauffeur to his 3 children Lola, Nathan, and Noah sporting and academic events.

Chonnie B. Richey

Since 2010, Chonnie Richey has served in various leadership roles including COO/CFO of a healthcare organization and Founder of the non-profit Independence Gardens. As a John Maxwell Team Leadership Coach and Speaker, she continuous to share her experiences with others on the value of the imperfect leader.

Through active collaboration, engagement, and communication, Chonnie continuous to develop
business professionals and students into effective leaders that make a positive impact within their organizations, professional life, and their communities.

Chonnie received her degree from Texas Tech University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is currently completing her Masters of Public Health degree from George Washington University. Chonnie has been married for 19 years and is the cheerleader for her greatest accomplishment: her three children, Sofia, Kara and Lachlan.