Koya is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Stancil as the new President and CEO of the Glazer Children’s Museum.
Located in Tampa, Florida, the Glazer Children’s Museum is committed to creating learning environments where children play, discover, and connect to the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders. The Museum serves over 27,000 school participant each school year and averages 200,000 visitors annually.
Jennifer comes to the Glazer Children’s Museum from WQED Multimedia in Pittsburgh, PA, the local PBS Affiliate and distributor of Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Under her leadership, the PBS station served educators, parents, and children in multiple states, and she created a national award-winning talk show, iQ: Smartparent about raising children in a digital media age that won a 2015 Emmy.
Previously, Jennifer worked at the Carnegie Science Center, McWane Science Center and Exploris (now operating as Marbles Children’s Museum) providing her vast experience in creating innovative, revenue-generating programs, as well as fundraising in the corporate, foundation and government sectors. Stancil’s core expertise focuses on very young children all the way through middle school, including in the disciplines of science and engineering, math and gaming, as well as the brain-building social and emotional wellness so critical to preparing all children for success.
Jennifer said “A children’s museum is a community anchor, an epicenter of learning for our children at crucial times in their emotional and intellectual development. It is an honor and privilege to be named President and CEO of the Glazer Children’s Museum, and also a great civic responsibility. I can’t wait to begin this new chapter in Tampa, and accept that responsibility with great passion, vision and service to the kids and families of this amazing community.”