After graduating from the University of Georgia in 2009 with a bachelor of science in Engineering Education, Cone spent five years teaching Manufacturing, Robotics, and Engineering at Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School in Savannah. Cone added a local Technology Student Association chapter and VEX robotics team, and created numerous business and industry partnerships..
Cone was recognized as the New Teacher of the Year by Georgia Affiliate for Engineering and Technology Education in July 2011 and won the Savannah Chatham County District High School Teacher of the Year in 2014.
In 2012, Woodville Tompkins gained a nationally recognized program certification through The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association and the Georgia Department of Education. This led to two Technology Association of Georgia Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Awards: one in 2013 for Best Use of Classroom Technology and one in 2014 as a STEM High School Program of the Year Finalist. In addition, ITEEA recognized Woodville Tompkins as one of the top 30 engineering and technology programs in the world.
Cone served as President of the Board of Directors for The Georgia Technology Student Association and co-founded Maven Makers in Savannah in 2013. Maven Makers’ mission is to provide access to woodworking, electronics, and 3D printing/design tools and equipment and provide educational opportunities for kids and adults through classes and camps.
In 2015 Cone moved to Athens where he taught engineering at Monroe Area High School while he earned his Masters in Education in Instructional Design and Development from the University of Georgia.
Adapted from Savannah COE: http://savannahceo.com/news/2018/07/gt-savannah-hires-new-director-science-mathematics-and-computing