LEAD STEM

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.

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LEAD STEM Fellows

Jeremy Babendure, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Arizona Technology Council Foundation
Arizona SciTech Ecosystem

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I see this is a next step in being the possibly of leading a world wide transformation in science, connection and peace through student voice.

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Winnie Black, Ph.D.

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

I chose LEAD STEM because...
America needs skilled and talented citizens.

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Regan Bynder

Program Resource Director, Child Development Inc
Ventura County STEM Network

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I have an intense interest and commitment to engage with other LEAD STEM participants in defining, developing, and expanding my leadership as it relates to advancing STEM learning and outcomes , working in a community of practice, and furthering the support for alignment of early learning with K – 12 system.

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Emily Dilger, Ph.D.

Bay Area STEM Ecosystem Lead, Bay Area STEM Ecosystem
Bay Area STEM Ecosystem

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I am excited to apply advice from experts around the country to our Ecosystem -- and take our impact to the next level.

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Melissa Dubois, Ph.D.

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

I chose LEAD STEM because...
no one comes to this work with the full compliment of skills needed to succeed in this messy, ever-changing world of educational ecosystems. We learn on the fly and we climb steep learning curves, and now we can rely on one another for support and expertise as we grow this important work.

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Lori Flippin

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

I chose LEAD STEM because...
implementing engaging, extensive and varied STEM opportunities to develop the future workforce is critically important for the Great Lakes Bay Region STEM Impact Initiative. It is essential to utilize best practices and a collaborative spirit to work towards universal access to STEM programs.

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José Garcia

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

I chose LEAD STEM because...
of the opportunity to develop learning opportunities for educators with a STEM focus to increase student achievement by encouraging inquiry learning to solve tomorrow’s global issues.

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Sabrina Gomez

Director ExpandED STEM Opportunities, ExpandED Schools
NYC STEM Education Network

I chose LEAD STEM because...
it will help me develop and exercise my leadership skills because transforming, expanding and improving access to STEM education for youth will largely depend on the development of a deep and diverse talent pool of STEM Leaders who reflect communities and families across the nation.

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Phil Hampton

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

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I want to learn how to build systems that will enable the VC STEM network to improve the equity and access to high-quality STEM education in our region.

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LeeAnne Jimenez

Academic Coordinator for K12 Science, Tulsa Public Schools
Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I don’t search for just any professional opportunities, I seek those experiences that will engage me in the real world, in the doing of things. I see LEAD STEM as an opportunity to further develop myself as a resource to my community and as a way to create opportunities in the real world for students.

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Marlena Jones

Acting Director, CASE/Carnegie Science
DC STEM Network

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I want to grow as a leader in STEM, strengthen and establish deep connections in STEM education nationally, and because I want to alter the course of diversity and equity in STEM education both in DC and throughout the nation.

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Eric Meyer

Assistant Director of Education, Fleet Science Center
San Diego Ecosystem

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I need help in coordinating, leading, delegating, and tracking all of the work of 6 Working Groups in our Ecosystem. I need to develop my skills to lead productive focused meetings with clear actionable outcomes and with empowered and responsible parties who do not work for me.

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Judd Pittman

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

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I want to ensure equitable opportunities in STEM for every student across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania helping to prepare every student for our 21st century economy.

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Larry Plank

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

I chose LEAD STEM because...
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Dawn Saucier

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

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I have a vested interest in STEM to build the workforce of tomorrow. Having a platform where I can develop my leadership skills that will impact generations of lifelong learners at a state, national and global level is a personal and professional goal. LEAD STEM is that platform.

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Kathleen Schofield

Director, K12 STEM Programs & Policy, NE Florida Regional STEM2 Hub
Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub

I chose LEAD STEM because...
it is critical we work together to develop a pipeline filled with career-ready STEM graduates who are prepared to adapt to the needs of a dynamic and changing economy and workplace. To accomplish to this, we need to assure meaningful shifts in our educational system to better prepare students.

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Tim Sisson

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

I chose LEAD STEM because...
of the opportunity to expand and diversify conversations with national STEM leaders.

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Natasha Smith-Walker

Executive Director, Project Exploration
Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I welcome the opportunity to increase, diversify and develop my skills to meet the vision of ensuring that every child should have access to high quality STEM programming from all communities in Chicago and we develop a workforce that reflects our community.

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Debbi Stone

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

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I want to continue to find inspiration in actions and passions of other “change-makers” who believe in moving the needle in STEM education. While we all work diligently to make a difference in our communities, we can work together to enhance and augment each other’s efforts for the greatest impact!

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Whitney Swander

Executive Director, Central Oregon STEM Hub
Oregon's Statewide Regional STEM Hub Network

I chose LEAD STEM because...
I believe that integrated STEM education comes from connected, collaborative partnerships that evolve at the pace of innovation.

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Tom Turner

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

I chose LEAD STEM because...
it is a unique and powerful platform that allows for a great and positive influence in the collaborative efforts around the push for a wider and brighter future via STEM.

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Mary Wilson Arrasmith

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

I chose LEAD STEM because...
surrounding myself with STEM-forward professionals who can help me identify best practices in STEM Education and refine processes & resources for our STEM Ecosystem will bring an unsurpassed level of quality professional development to our programs.

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Contact Information

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