Josh Ajima is the Instructional Faciltator, Technology and Makerspace at the Academies of Loudoun. He began his education career in Clarke County, VA in 1996 where he taught chemistry, 7th grade life science, 8th grade physical science and Cisco networking. He spent 5 years as the Director of Instructional Technology for Clarke County Public Schools. Mr. Ajima helped open Dominion High School in 2003 and the Loudoun Academy of Science in 2005, serving both schools as the Instructional Facilitator for Technology.
Mr. Ajima is the 2017 VSTE Innovative Educator of the Year and a 2016 Stanford FabLearn Fellow. He was the team lead for Dominion High School's winning application for the US Department of Education's CTE Makeover Challenge. In 2017, he won the FormLabs 3D Design Award for Top Educational Model.
Mr. Ajima received his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Virginia. He is endorsed in Chemistry and Technology Education.