Founder’s Bio: Mary Welsh Schlueter
Mary Welsh Schlueter serves as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE). The 501c3 tax exempt nonprofit organization is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and provides experiential and “hands on” STEM programs allowing students to excel in the 21st century workforce.
Over her business, higher education and economic development career, Schlueter has worked to develop partnerships that a) catalyze economic growth, b) provide income opportunity c) heighten academic achievement, and d) bridge technology gaps in public learning institutions.
Schlueter began her career in directing economic growth policies in State, Federal and international governments, and later served as a marketing and technology executive for Fortune 100 companies. As an alumna the Harvard Business School, Fulbright Hays Fellow (US Dept of State), and FBI Citizens Academy (Quantico Academy), she has lead research and program initiatives for the practice of critical thinking and case-based skill development among students varying in age, ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic status.
PIE programs have shown great promise in providing: 1) Double-digit academic achievement student growth in STEM fields, 2) New pedagogical methods for K-12 educators, 3) First-ever technology initiatives for K-8 students, and 4) Innovative, sustainable new revenue sources for School Districts.