Meet Our Team
Audra Peck started AssiST’EM in 2012 in order to serve students who needed extra support to achieve their academic goals. Since that time, AssiST’EM has grown into the company it is today serving students through STEM from Middle School through the STEM workforce pipeline and encouraging all students to become lifelong STEM learners.
Peck was most recently the Sr. Director for the Center of Innovation and Education at the Space Foundation. She led the education team that was responsible for creating some of the most innovative STEM education programs in the world including the Junior Space Entrepreneur Program which received a 2020 Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award.
Prior to starting her position at the Space Foundation in 2018, Peck was a science teacher for students attending American Academy charter school. In 2014, she founded and was the Head of School for Vertical Skills Academy, a private school serving dyslexic students through hands-on learning experiences. She was also a member of the Colorado Department of Education focus group for dyslexia.
Her degrees and certifications include her Colorado Principal license and her Colorado and New Mexico teaching licensure with endorsements in special education and secondary science, as well as being a certified Orton Gillingham therapist. Peck has been honored for her achievements in education through numerous awards, including selection as a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison in 2008. Other awards and trainings include the Douglas County Apple Award Nominee, member of Pi Nu Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, FIRST Lego League and Robofest Robotics team leader and facilitator. She attended Carnegie Mellon’s National Robotics Conference and coursework, NEED training, Solidworks and STK training.