Sara Martinez Tucker started out in the world of journalism and then distinguished herself in the world of business. But it is the world of education that she has found her passion.
As the CEO of the National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI), she is making strides to improve student performance in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Since a low percentage of teachers have training in math and science, NMSI trains teachers through the “UTeach” program. In several hundred schools around the country, NMSI has an Advance Placement (AP) program that supports and trains teachers and students to boost the number of students succeeding in AP classes.