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Genesis’ Pathways Welcomes New Assistant Program Coordinator

Is an initiative of the Ripley County Community Foundation


Genesis: Pathways Success is pleased to announce that Amelia Comer will serve as the initiative’s new Assistant Program Coordinator. As the Assistant Program Coordinator, Amelia will assist in supporting and advancing the mission of Genesis: Pathways to Success by developing community partnerships and expanding experiential learning opportunities in Ripley County Schools that will provide exposure and career readiness for students.  She will also assist in the development and implementation of high-quality program content, such as the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest and A Summer of STREAM, in addition to helping with marketing and advertisement for programs and projects.

Amelia started her career as an English teacher who fell in love with all things technology and quickly transitioned to Computer Science, at which she then further expanded her knowledge by adding Engineering. Amelia has been teaching for 12 years, six of those in STEM curriculum. While teaching Engineering, Amelia developed a passion for robotics, which led her to collaborate with local educators to create Elementary, Middle School, and High School VEX Robotics teams in Ripley County Schools. Furthermore, Amelia has returned to school where she is currently on track to graduate from the University of Indianapolis in the Fall of 2023 with a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction, STEM Concentration.

Amelia’s pursuit of learning doesn’t stop in education. She also strives to practice what she teaches. Amelia has taught herself five programming languages and finds any way to be creative, whether it be writing, designing, or producing different types of crafts. She uses what she learns as a stepping stone to teach her own children and foster their exploration. Recently, Amelia has been working to combine her passion for writing with video game design by making small mini-games in the hopes to someday publish her own video game.

Clarice Patterson, the Director of Genesis: Pathways to Success said, “We are beyond excited to onboard Amelia Comer as our new Assistant Program Coordinator.  Her vast knowledge and experience from the education world will allow Genesis to better serve the needs of the local public, private, and vocational schools, in addition to its students.  Furthermore, Amelia brings with her a passion for curriculum development, at which she will continue to ensure that Genesis’ high quality programming algins with Indiana Academic Standards.”

As the Assistant Program Coordinator, Amelia is excited to expand the opportunities that she developed for her students to other students around the county. “I plan to bring as much of my background as an educator into this position and continue to enhance the programs already in place at Genesis Pathways to Success,” Amelia stated. “Genesis Pathways to Success has grown exponentially since I started volunteering back in 2016.  I strive to help Genesis continue on this upward trend by assisting to develop programs that provide high-quality instruction to our youth.”

Contact Amelia Comer by email at or by phone at (812) 933-1098.

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