Our Team

Educational initiatives to support Georgia students in developing life-long passions for STEM learning and careers

  • Katie Dion
    Katie Dion Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships

    As the Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships, Katie is responsible for implementing communication and engagement strategies, increasing awareness of opportunities in the technology industry, and building partnerships and programs that foster interest in STEM for K-12 students. Prior to joining TAG-Ed, Katie spent 10 years working in the Georgia education system. After working several years as a classroom teacher, Katie served as a middle school Vice Principal and the Director of Communications and Public Relations for FSA Schools in North Fulton. Katie is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

  • Mary Kay Boler
    Mary Kay Boler Development Director

    Mary Kay joined TAG-Ed in September 2015 as the Development Director, where she is responsible for directing strategic and tactical fundraising activities. By building partnerships with corporate donors, securing funds from local foundations, including Arthur Blank and United Way, and maintaining community relationships, Mary Kay aims to advance STEM education initiatives in Georgia. Previously, Mary Kay served as an independent consultant, guiding companies and non-profits through fundraising and development. She is actively involved in Georgia FIRST Robotics and serves as a mentor for the Walton Robotics team.

  • Jillian Heaton
    Jillian Heaton Internship Program Director

    Jillian Heaton joined TAG-Ed as the Associate Director of Communications and Program Support in 2015. Soon after, she transitioned into the role of Internship Program Director. In her first internship session the program saw an increase in company and statewide participation, increased retention, and the placement of over 150 students. In addition to the internship program, Jillian spearheads The Horizon Awards and TAG-Ed’s Alumni Advisory Board. She graduated from University of Alabama with a B.S. in Human Environmental Sciences.

  • Kristina Smith
    Kristina Smith Exploring STEM Careers Pipeline Program Manager

    In September 2016, Kristina joined TAG-Ed as the Exploring STEM Careers Pipeline Program Manager. Dedicated to preparing youth for STEM opportunities beyond high school, she is responsible for the development and implementation of programs providing STEM workshops, training, special events and other activities to high school students in metro Atlanta. Kristina has a diverse professional background, including volunteering in over 10 countries overseas, managing a program for professional and leadership development with Adventures in Missions, 6 years as an Information Management Consultant with Accenture and Slalom Consulting, and a summer as lead teacher of the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program. Kristina graduated from Prairie View A&M University in 2006 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering.

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