LEAD STEM Dev

LEAD STEM

LEAD STEM is a unique leadership development experience tailored for National STEM Learning Ecosystem leaders and emerging leaders that uses best practices and promising innovations from top leadership training to create a new generation of individuals who have vested interests in advancing STEM and its core principles throughout the US.


LEAD STEM Fellows Dev

Rick E. Beal, Ph.D.

Director for International Programs and Accreditation, Terra Science and Education
East Syracuse Minoa Central School District STEM Learning Ecosystem

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I want to improve my skills so I can help more people.

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Gyla Bell

Senior Director, Programs, TGR Foundation
Orange County STEM Initiative

I chose LEAD STEM because...
of the positive and collaborative approach to learn from other STEM focused professionals to enhance best practices in STEM education, and gain a broader perspective from others in order to best support educators and students.

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Lisa J. Blank, M.Ed., MAT

Director of STEM Programs, Watertown City School District
North Country STEM Network

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I wish to develop my leadership skills, equipping me to better serve my local community in promotion of STEM education and innovation. We must change practices to ensure that our citizens are equipped with essential skills and habits of mind in preparation for an ever more rapidly changing workforce.

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Kareen Borders, Ed.D.

Director, West Sound STEM Network
Washington STEM Network

I chose LEAD STEM because...
collaboration with STEM innovators and organizations is highly important. Leaders must engage in lifelong learning and collaboration to catalyze innovation.

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Laylah S. Bulman, MPA

Regional Director, LEGO Education, North America
LEAD STEM Collaborator

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I believe that creating and expanding access to STEM knowledge and building academic and 21st century skills will create active, collaborative, lifelong learners. LEAD STEM will provide me the opportunity for new pathways to broaden STEM equity, so that we can continue inspiring the builders and inventors of tomorrow, preparing them for a successful future..

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Kim Case, J.D.

Executive Director, Research & Development Council of New Jersey /New Jersey STEM Pathways Network
LEAD STEM Collaborator

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I chose LEAD STEM because I want to develop the tools necessary to drive New Jersey's STEM economy-including education and workforce development-to be the very best it can be, for all learners.

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Melissa A. Coleman, Ph.D.

Director of Federal Programs and Instructional Acceleration, Putnam County Public Schools
Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub

I chose LEAD STEM because...
students from all backgrounds deserve access to STEM experiences.

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Andrew Garner

Director of Strategic Partnerships, North Museum of Nature and Science
Lancaster County STEM Alliance

I chose LEAD STEM because...
after working with local employers and a multitude of school districts, I became very award of the need for a movement that inspires students to pursue a career in STEM.

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Katie Grootegoed

Director of Technology Enhanced Learning, Breakthrough Schools
Northeast Ohio STEM Learning Ecosystem

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I believe STEM skills and a solid STEM Ecosystem can thrust Northeast Ohio past the threshold for a successful and thriving urban community. I believe we can make sustainable change and work together to take steps to insure STEM opportunities are available to all.

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Lee Lambert, MPA

STEM Network Director, Washington STEM
Washington STEM Network

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I want to make systemic changes that will advance equitable outcomes for students of color and students living in poverty, through the Lead STEM Fellowship I will build my capacity to make a greater impact through the development of my skills as a leader.

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Kalman Mannis

Project Manager, Rural Activation and Innovation Network
Arizona SciTech Ecosystem

I chose LEAD STEM because...
the developing collaborative is both highly engaged and diverse enough to effectively reach into a blend of urban and rural learners.

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Willonda McCLoud

President & CEO, Bright Side Opportunities Center
Lancaster County STEM Alliance

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I choose LEAD STEM because I want to give the children in our community an opportunity to explore careers in STEM in order to move them from poverty to success.

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Kari McGann, MA

Superintendent of Schools, Flemington-Raritan Regional School District
Delran STEM Ecosystem Alliance

I chose LEAD STEM because...
New Jersey needs leaders in education that are driven to provide opportunities for all students in STEM, especially girls and students of color, to ultimately build New Jersey's STEM workforce. LEAD STEM brings national leaders together in an interconnected, collaborative effort of a community working towards a shared vision.

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Raul (Rudy) A. Reyna, Ph.D.

SA-Bexar STEM/STEAM Ecosystem Lead, SA-Bexar STEM/STEAM Ecosystem
SA/Bexar STEM/STEAM Ecosystem

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I wanted an opportunity to continue to develop my knowledge of STEM education and to develop a stronger network with other successful STEM education leaders to better support the STEM Ecosystem work being done in our community.

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Leyla Riley, MPA

Executive Director, OC STEM Initiative
Orange County STEM Initiative

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I want to further develop as a professional and actively participate in a systems based approach for increasing quality STEM learning opportunities.

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Demetrius Roberts, Ed.D.

STEM Services Coordinator, Chester County Intermediate Unit
PA STEM Experiences for Equity and Diversity (SEED) Ecosystem

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I want to bring people, organizations, and institutions together to make our world better by building synergistic relationships built on our commonalities and strengthen by our differences.

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Tina Rolewicz

Vice President of Education, Discovery Cube
Orange County STEM Initiative

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I want to amplify the impact of Discovery Cube's programming across all of Southern California and beyond. I'm excited to discovery how I can partner with other ecosystems to create STEM programming that provides immersive, hands-on activities that deepen the understanding of STEM proficiencies and allows access for all children and educators.

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Holly Steele

STEM Administrator, Orange County Department of Education
Orange County STEM Initiative

I chose LEAD STEM because...
building and learning from a national network of STEM professionals will better equip our team to advance STEM education in the communities across Orange County.

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Joel Walker

CEO, Industrial Resolution
Lancaster County STEM Alliance

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I desire to see terrific growth within my local tech community. I also wish to entice newcomers to join up. However, this ambition isn't achievable on my own. Alone, I'm simply not enough. I chose LEAD STEM because I need what they offer: a cohort of amazing supporters; professional leadership development; and well-seasoned guidance.

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Nancy J. Watson, M.Ed.

Director, STEM2Hub
Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I am committed to support and increase community involvement, develop workforce pipelines and impact the proficiency of educators’ content and instructional pedagogy in the STEM fields.

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Jeremy Babendure, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Arizona Technology Council Foundation
Arizona SciTech Ecosystem

Winnie Black, Ph.D.

Special Projects Coordinator - STEM, Pennsylvania State-Wide Afterschool Youth Network
Carbon/Schuylkill/Luzerne Counties Ecosystem

Regan Bynder

Program Resource Director, Child Development Centers
Ventura County STEM Network

Emily Dilger, Ph.D.

Bay Area STEM Ecosystem Lead, California Academy of Sciences
Bay Area STEM Ecosystem

Melissa Dubois, Ph.D.

Executive Director, South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership
Oregon's Statewide Regional STEM Hub Network

Lori Flippin

STEM Initiative Leader, Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance
Great Lakes Bay Regional STEM Initiative

José Garcia

STEM Director, Greene County Schools
NC STEM Ecosystem: Driving the Future

Sabrina Gomez

Senior Director, ExpandED Schools
NYC STEM Education Network

Phil Hampton

Director, VC STEM Network, California State University Channel Islands
Ventura County STEM Network

LeeAnne Jimenez

Academic Coordinator for K-8 Science and STEAM, Tulsa Public Schools
Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance

Marlena Jones

Acting Director, CASE/Carnegie Science
DC STEM Network

Eric Meyer

Assistant Director of Education, Fleet Science Center
San Diego Ecosystem

Judd Pittman

Special Consultant to the Secretary of Education on STEM, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pittsburgh Regional STEM Ecosystem

Larry Plank

Director, K-12 STEM Education, Hillsborough County Public Schools
Tampa Bay STEM Network

Dawn Saucier

STEM and Solutions Manager, Dow Chemical Company
Baton Rouge STEM Learning Network

Kathleen Schofield

Executive Director, NE Florida Regional STEM2 Hub
Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub

Tim Sisson

K-12 STEM Content Manager, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Northeast Ohio STEM Learning Ecosystem

Natasha Smith-Walker

Executive Director, Project Exploration
Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative

Debbi Stone

Vice President of Education, The Florida Aquarium
Tampa Bay STEM Network

Tom Turner

Director of Instruction, Orange County Department of Education
Orange County STEM Initiative

Mary Wilson Arrasmith

Coordinator of Career & Technical Education, West Baton Rouge Parish Schools
Baton Rouge STEM Learning Network

Contact Information

Angela Baber, Executive Director
720.272.0285 | angelababer@tiesteach.org