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Dori Roberts
Dori RobertsCEO
Engineering For Kids comes from the mind of educator Dori Roberts. With an extensive educational background in math and technology education, Roberts taught engineering at the high school level for 11 years. During her teaching career, she saw a dire need for math, science and engineering programs. To fill this void, she started an afterschool club that participated in various engineering and science-based competitions.

After membership hit 180 students and the group won multiple state championships, she decided to tailor the program and apply it to a wider age demographic. With the extremely positive response she received from parents and administrators, Roberts saw a great business opportunity, leaving the teaching profession and devoting 100 percent of her time to developing the Engineering For Kids program.

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Mike Cavanaugh, CFE
Mike Cavanaugh, CFEVice President of Operations
Mike Cavanaugh has served as our Vice President since January 2014. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as our Director of Marketing beginning in September 2011. Mr. Cavanaugh began his teaching career working as Technology Education teacher at a high school in Stafford, Virginia from December 2009 until July 2012. Mr. Cavanaugh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education at Millersville University and a Master Degree in Integration of Technology in Schools at George Mason University in 2013. Mike completed the Certified Franchise Executive Program while completing his graduate certificate in Franchise Management at Georgetown University
Leslie Click, CFE
Leslie Click, CFEVice President of Finance and Administration
Leslie Click is our Vice President of Brand Protection. Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Click served as our Director of Franchise Support and Development since May 2012 until January 2014, and as Franchise Support from January 2012 to May 2012. Additionally, from September 2011 until January 2012, Ms. Click was the manager of our affiliate’s “Engineering For Kids” business in Stafford, Virginia. In addition to her franchise operations experience,she brings over 15 years of administrative, human resource, staff management and customer service experience to Engineering For Kids. Before joining Engineering For Kids, Ms. Click co-owned Wiggle Worms, Inc., a childcare business in Fredericksburg, Virginia from July 2009 until July 2012. Leslie has completed the Certified Franchise
Executive Program.
Rory King
Rory KingManager of Curriculum Development & Maintenance
Rory King joined the Engineering for Kids team in September 2016 as a Curriculum Developer. Prior to joining us, she was the Program Manager for a national tutoring company from June 2007 to August 2012, where she gained extensive experience developing new curriculum. Mrs. King also has experience teaching elementary school in Fairfax County, where she taught from August 2004 to June 2007. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Longwood University. Rory is looking forward to working with Engineering for Kids to develop and maintain exciting curriculum for kids to explore the world of STEM.
Bonnie Schule
Bonnie SchuleMarketing Coordinator
After graduation from the Metropolitan Institute of Design in New York in 2001, Bonnie held roles within the field of Interior Design including Sales and Project Manager and Regional Visual Merchandising Manager for Ethan Allen. In 2009, she joined the Downtown Norfolk Council, a non-profit association serving the interests of area residents and businesses, as Retail Development Manager. She went on to found CJ Ryan & Co., a consulting company providing brand development, marketing and operation support to non-profit corporations and independent businesses.
Lee Reid
Lee ReidCurriculum Support and Developer
Lee originally joined Engineering For Kids in 2013 as an instructor at the Central Virginia Learning Center, while attending the Virginia Commonwealth University. Lee graduated in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering and in November 2015, joined the Engineering for Kids curriculum team. In addition to his time spent as an EFK Instructor, Lee brings with with him 3 years of experience working as a tutor for the VCU Campus Learning Center. Lee alo has extensive experience working with FIRST Robotics, having volunteered at a number of FRC and FTC regionals as well as being a member and
mentor of Team 3136.