First Name

Creighton

Last Name

Edington

Bio

Creighton Edington began teaching science in 1996 after graduating from Penn State University. Since then he has taught math, social studies, art, and coached sports. However, Creighton’s true passion is academic competitions. Creighton has coached State Championship teams in Science Olympiad, Botball, BEST Robotics, and RoboRAVE. He has had students successfully compete in the Supercomputing Challenge, International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). After a decade of teaching, Creighton took a two year break. During this time, he worked on three projects in West Africa. First, he helped in getting water wells drilled in villages. Second, he help build schools and make improvements on existing schools. Third, he started a program that provided women small business loans. The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) competition teams Creighton coaches are usually comprised of more than 50 percent females. “Robotics is the gateway drug into STEAM,” says Creighton. He attributes the success of female recruitment and retention to the middle school’s Botball program. Creighton takes pride in the accomplishments of his daughters, Allyson and Amanda, and his wife, Kim.