GT Savannah Hires New Director of Science, Mathematics and Computing

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Georgia Tech Savannah recently hired Tim Cone as the Program Director of the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing.

As program director, Cone will coordinate with local business owners, industry partners and educators to develop science, math and computing curriculum that will benefit both the K-12 students preparing to enter those dynamic fields and the potential future employers ready to receive them.
“Cone has a history of education excellence in the Savannah area and throughout Georgia and has been recognized both locally and internationally for his innovative and inspiring work with students,” said Executive Director Diane Lee.  “We are honored to have him as a part of our Georgia Tech Professional Education team.”

After graduating from the University of Georgia in 2009 with a bachelor of science in Engineering Education, Cone spent five years teaching Manufacturing, Robotics, and Engineering at Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School in Savannah. During his tenure, program enrollment tripled and Cone added a local Technology Student Association chapter and VEX robotics team, and created numerous business and industry partnerships throughout the region.  
Cone’s achievements did not go unnoticed. He was recognized as the New Teacher of the Year by Georgia Affiliate for Engineering and Technology Education in July 2011 and won the Savannah Chatham County District High School Teacher of the Year in 2014.
In 2012, Woodville Tompkins achieved the highest standards possible for a technology education program and gained a nationally recognized program certification through The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association and the Georgia Department of Education. This led to two Technology Association of Georgia Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Awards: one in 2013 for Best Use of Classroom Technology and one in 2014 as a STEM High School Program of the Year Finalist. In addition, ITEEA recognized Woodville Tompkins as one of the top 30 engineering and technology programs in the world.
In addition to teaching, Cone served as President of the Board of Directors for The Georgia Technology Student Association and co-founded Maven Makers in Savannah in 2013. Maven Makers’ mission is to provide access to woodworking, electronics, and 3D printing/design tools and equipment and provide educational opportunities for kids and adults through classes and camps.
In 2015 Cone moved to Athens where he taught engineering at Monroe Area High School while he earned his Masters in Education in Instructional Design and Development from the University of Georgia.