With STEM, the possibilities are endless and the world is their playground.

The Teacher and the Engineer

They came together to collaborate, create and innovate a pathway to student success. Rafael, the teacher, brought educational expertise. Cheryl, the engineer, brought a knowledge of design and complex systems. Together, they aim to inspire future problem solvers, one mind at a time.


I would like to leave a legacy for young girls to follow. I would like to be a reminder to our young girls, especially minorities, of the contributions women can have on the diverse field of Engineering.”

Rafáel Robinson

2nd Grade Elementary School Teacher Douglas L. Jamerson, Jr. Elementary School St. Petersburg, FL

2018 STEM Educator of the Year Nominee Black Education Rocks, 
2018 NSTA STEM Presenter, Philadelphia, PA

Rafáel Robinson is the visionary and creative genius behind the Super Sprockets phenomenon, and he is well known for shaping and molding the minds of elementary school students throughout Florida’s Pinellas County Schools. His best-known work is the Super Sprockets series, which has begun to pique the interest of children across the country.

 With a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and over a decade of experience working in one of the nation’s top STEM schools – Douglas Jamerson Elementary, Rafáel’s vision has created a unique way to help students around the world develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. “Our stories help students understand the importance of solving problems no matter how big or small. Providing students with a problem-solving tool like the Super Sprocket Design Process, gives our earliest learners a STEM-based foundation that will last a lifetime.”

 The seasoned Florida A&M graduate is also a member of the legendary Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Rafáel’s dedication to teaching problem solving and creating The Super Sprocket Design Process has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets including BayNews 9, Tampa Bay Parenting and The Weekly Challenger. In addition to being a published author, Rafáel has a strong background in many areas including Elementary Engineering Curriculum, Linear Curriculum Mapping, staff training and development, and leadership parent/community involvement.


To support exposure to STEM education, critical thinking and problem solving by achieving engineering driven innovation in every community, every classroom and for every child.

Cheryl Henry

Children’s Book Author, Publisher, Electrical Hardware Controls Engineer and Graphic Designer Atlanta, GA (Native of Saint Petersburg, FL)

2014 Co-Writer, Publisher (AEDI Publishing) STEM Club Trouble

2012 Co-Writer, Layout, Puzzle Designer of High Flyin’ (Illustrated History of the Tuskegee Airmen)

Cheryl Henry is a visionary entrepreneur and engineer with more than 20 years of experience in industrial engineering, a successful problem solver, co-founder of ituey, llc and an Electrical Hardware Controls Engineer for the international company, Vanderlande. 

 A native Floridian, born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL, Cheryl is both an engineer, writer, publisher and prolific graphic designer (GEFX Multimedia, Inc.). Early on, Cheryl discovered her interests were evenly split between graphic design and architectural engineering. Thus, at the University of Florida she elected to study both while working as an engineering intern at Honeywell during the summer months.

She started her career at Brown and Caldwell Environmental Engineers and would remain there for 9 years. In 1998, bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, she founded GEFX Multimedia, Inc., a graphic design company that would go on to win an international design award in technical illustration. 

 In 2012, she helped write and created the games and puzzles for the children’s book High Flyin’ – an illustrated history of the Tuskegee Airmen. This excursion into publishing would later come in handy two years later when she and business partner, Rafael Robinson formed ituey, llc and AEDI Publishing, two literary ventures dedicated to educating early learners in the wonderful world of STEM. 

 Cheryl has finally merged her greatest interests in life: creativity, engineering and literature.