Ron Perkins’ passion for science and teaching took him around the globe. He presented more than 800 teacher workshops in the USA, Canada, Ireland, England, and Norway. He taught high school chemistry for 33 years and was Connecticut’s first recipient of the President’s Award for Teaching. Then, in 1994, Ron formed Educational Innovations, Inc. Ron worked hard to expand this resourceful and dynamic company before retiring in the spring of 2010.
Tami O’Connor, a former jet pilot and, for 16 years, a classroom teacher, initially worked as a consultant for EI. Tami’s teaching experience includes elementary level and middle school science, and she was the founder and Executive Director of Minds On Science, a summer hands-on enrichment program. MOS enrolled over 850 students each summer and employed over 30 teachers. As the current President of Educational Innovations, she is the center of an ever-growing family of teachers and educators.
For more than 10 years Ken Byrne has been adding structure and a commitment to quality to EI. He worked extensively in Customer Service and now serves as our Director of Operations. If you experience a problem with any of our products, Ken will personally see that that it is resolved – and quickly. He also understands the pressures and needs of a classroom teacher – he’s married to one!
These dedicated professionals make up the backbone of a team of hardworking and experienced employees. All of us here at Educational Innovations are committed to handling every order with care.