Aaron Maurer, also known as “Coffeechug” is the STEM lead for 21 school districts in Iowa helping to expand STEM, Computer Science, Makerspace, and Purposeful Play into classrooms K-12. Aaron is also a former FIRST LEGO League coach for 8 years with much success working with phenomenal kids.
He has a Master Educator License with endorsements in 5-12 Psychology – 163; 5-12 World History – 166; 5-12 American History – 158; 5-12 Computer Science – 278; PK-12 Talented and Gifted – 107; 5-8 Middle School Generalist – 182; and K-8 Computer Science – 277.
Currently, Aaron is a member of ISTE Making It Happen Award; Lego Education Ambassador and Master Educator; PBS Digital Innovator and All-Star; PITSCO Tag Committee; Microsoft Innovator Educator Expert; Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow; Global Learning Mentor (formerly Skype Master Teacher); Minecraft Global Mentor; and Makey Makey Ambassador.
Finally, Aaron was a finalist for the Iowa Teacher of the Year in 2014.
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