Shawn Hardina, Owner and Chief Change Fanatic, Innovation Tech, LLC

Shawn Hardina has been asking hard questions, solving problems, and challenging the status quo his entire life. Having been successful in school, but not particularly fond of the traditional education process, he decided to become a science teacher to transform education and make it something he wished he had growing up. He has been on this journey ever since. 
Shawn has been in education for 27 years as a science and CTE teacher and a FIRST and VEX robotics coach and mentor. He has a wide range of experiences having been a K–6 Science and Literacy instructional coach, a certified Kagan Cooperative learning instructor, keynote speaker, a community college and university education instructor, National Board Certified in Chemistry, and a Project Lead The Way Biomedical Sciences Master Teacher.
In 2014, Shawn found the East Valley Robotics Academy to provide robotics experiences for families in Arizona and later joined STAX3D as VP of Partnerships and Education. Having experienced and seen first hand the new challenges facing education, communities, and businesses, in January 2019 Shawn created Innovation Tech, LLC. This new venture utilizes robotics as the vehicle to bring together education, community service, workforce development, and economic development.