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Leadership Coordinating Councils

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Dr. Jeremy Babendure
January 12, 2022

Dr. Jeremy Babendure is the Executive Director of the SciTech Institute leading signature programs including the annual Arizona SciTech Festival and the Chief Science Officers. The festival involved 800+ collaborators, 50+ signature events and draws 500,000+ attendees. The Chief Science Officers Initiative, transforming student voice in the conversation about STEM and education now includes 880 students in 10 US states […]

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Dr. Deborah Bailey
January 12, 2022

Dr. Deborah L. Bailey has over 25 years of experience in education and program management having started her career as a High School Science teacher with the United States Peace Corps in Namibia, South Africa. Currently she serves as the STEM Education Specialist in the Office of Teaching, Learning and Assessment of the Oregon Department of Education where, among other […]

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Dr. Donna J. DeSiato
January 12, 2022

Dr. Donna DeSiato, a respected leader in the field of public education, proudly serves as superintendent of the East Syracuse Minoa Central School District since 2005. She has previously served as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instructional Services, Director of Elementary Education, principal, vice principal, instructional specialist and teacher in the Syracuse City School District. Dr. DeSiato’s professional experiences […]

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Dr. Frank Creech
January 12, 2022

Dr. Frank Creech has served large urban and small rural low-wealth school districts in NC for over 20 years as a teacher, principal and district leader. Frank completed his MSA and Ed.D in school leadership at UNC Chapel Hill. Frank worked for the NC Department of Public Instruction as a transformation coach responsible for professional learning, coaching principals of low-performing […]

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Graciela Rojas
January 12, 2022

She has promoted scientific thinking as a path to social wellbeing for more than 20 years. In 2014 she was awarded the National Entrepreneur Award. Also in 2015 she received the National Quality Award. She is Ashoka Social Entrepreneur and has been recognized for her impulse to the STEM Ecosystem, as one of the most prominent executives in the country […]

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Jo-Ann Coggan
January 12, 2022

Jo-Ann worked at Science World, Vancouver, BC, Canada for 22 years. She started out as a science facilitator, became a manager and then a director of outreach for 17 of those years. She is now a one person HR department at a rapidly growing company that creates digital interactive experiences for places like Science World. Her career to date has […]

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Kathleen Schofield
January 12, 2022

Kathleen Schofield is the Executive Director of the Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub. In this capacity, she works to assure equitable access to computer science and STEM learning across the northeast Florida region. Working as a liaison between the corporate community and the school systems, she brings the pulse of the needs for a 21st century workforce as she collaborates […]

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LaTrenda Leonard Sherrill
January 12, 2022

LaTrenda Leonard Sherrill serves as the Working Group Strategist of the Pittsburgh Regional STEAM Ecosystem, powered by the Remake Learning Network. She is committed to increasing racial equity and access in STEM, particularly computer science in the Greater Pittsburgh region. Before joining Remake Learning, LaTrenda served in the administration of Mayor William Peduto, as Deputy Chief, Education, where she managed […]

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Levi Patrick
Levi Patrick
January 12, 2022

Levi Patrick is a 7th generation Oklahoman who taught 8th-grade math, Algebra 1, and Geometry in Putnam City and Oklahoma City Public Schools. Patrick holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education from Oklahoma State University and his Master’s Degree in Instructional and Academic Leadership from the University of Oklahoma. He gained experience as an instructional coach and curriculum writer while […]

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Lisa J. Blank
January 12, 2022

Lisa is the Director of STEM Programs for Watertown City School District in Watertown, New York. Lisa serves the STEM community as a leader in a variety of capacities, including membership on the New York State Curriculum Advisory Panel for Computer Science, Northeast Region Lead for the Department of Defense Educational Activity Grant Program, DoD STEM Ambassador sponsored by the […]

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