Curriculum Vitae


University of Maryland, PhD Science Education, 2017.

University of Virginia, Master's of Teaching, secondary science, 2007.

University of Virginia, double major Bachelor's of Arts, physics, sculpture, 2004. Art history minor.

Selected publications

Shirey, K. and Canales, C. (2020) Transformative Professional Development Through Integrated STEM. Kaleidoscope: Educator Voices and Perspectives, Winter 2020 (forthcoming).

Shirey, K. and Wild, A. (2020) Professional Learning with Teacher Communities the Knowles Way. American Physics Society's Forum on Education Spring 2020 Newsletter: 11-12. PDF

Shirey, K. & Perry, A. (2019) How Our Ideals Influence Whom We Teach. Knowles Teacher Initiative blog post.

Shirey, K. (2018) Breaking the Silos of Discipline for Integrated Student Learning: A Global STEM Course’s Curriculum Development[J]. Engineering, 2018, 4 (2): 170-174. Link

Shirey, K. (2017) Don't panic: Fostering student engagement with engineering design. The Source AdvancED. Link

Shirey, K. (2017) “How do we make this happen?” Teacher challenges and productive resources for integrating engineering design into high-school physics (Doctoral dissertation). Link


Knowles Academy Program Officer, Knowles Teacher Initiative, Moorestown, NJ (2016-present)

Professional development designer, trainer and facilitator; curriculum planning and coordination; instructional coach and mentor.

Coordinator and lead consultant for instructional coaching, integrated 9th-, 10th-, and 11th-grade STEM curriculum development, and professional development facilitator for Fairfax County Public Schools Global STEM Challenges Program at Edison High School Academy, 2016-2020.

Engaging Math and Science Students in Engineering Design teacher professional development designer, facilitator, facilitator mentor, and instructional coach mentor 2016-2019, various locations.

Solar Engineering Integration teacher professional development designer, facilitator, facilitator mentor, and instructional coach at Solar Energy International, Paonia, CO, 2018.

Engineering Integration in Project-Based Learning Workshop teacher professional development designer and facilitator, University of the Virgin Islands, 2018.

Selected SERVICE

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Pre-College Engineering Education (PCEE) Division Executive Committee and Program Chair Elect (2019-present).

Washington, DC Ward 1 Education Committee Member. (2018-present).

Chattanooga STEM School consultation on Grand Challenges of Engineering inclusion in integrated-STEM school, October 2019.