Meet Our Team
Lane is the Founder and Director of Starfish Education and specializes in STEM curriculum design and professional development for K-12 stakeholders. A former teacher, district administrator and county administrator, Lane began her career teaching both elementary and middle school before starting her own business focusing on STEM education. Along with writing STEM curriculum, speaking at conferences, and facilitating workshops, Lane is a Microsoft Teacher Trainer and a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator. Recognizing the importance in sparking STEM interest in youth, Lane has served as the National Chair of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) STEM Committee, sits on the board of the National Girls Collaborative Project and serves on the education board at The Museum of Flight.
Jessica Van Son
Jessica is a special education teacher for Longview Public Schools in southwestern Washington, where she teaches ELA and Math, and strives to create a cross-curricular approach to learning. With over 25 years of dedicated experience working with special needs students, Jessica incorporates engineering and technology into her lessons furthering her belief that all students should have access to STEM education. Jessica is an award-winning educator of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), an active member of the NEA and serves on the NASA eClipsTM Educator Advisory Board. Jessica has had the opportunity to travel throughout the United States and the United Kingdom attending and conducting professional development workshops that further STEM education.