Jami Sunkel is responsible for a broad range of the Space Foundation's space-related educational programs including managing and teaching Space Across the Curriculum professional development courses for teachers from around the nation, promoting space education in schools and developing and implementing curriculum and education programs that support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Jami’s primary responsibility is creating curriculum for and operating the Space Foundation’s Science on a Sphere® for the Discover the Universe classes for field trips as well as running the Space Foundation’s Teacher Liaison program which connects master teachers around the globe.
Prior to working with the Space Foundation, Jami spent four years teaching middle school science at James Irwin Charter Middle School in Colorado Springs. She was the science department lead teacher, member of the National Junior Honor Society faculty council, and served on the steering committee for James Irwin Charter STEM Academy. Prior to teaching, Jami was the curator and director of education for the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum which housed over 50 American Classic Cars owned by John Hendricks, founder of the Discovery Channel.
Sunkel earned a bachelor’s degree in health and wellness from Missouri Southern University and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.