About NCSLA

Mission:

NCSLA PromoPoster General NCSLA's mission is to provide opportunities for leaders in both formal and informal science education by offering a forum to exchange ideas and information, advancing quality STEM instruction, and influencing education policies and legislation.

Vision:

NCSLA's vision is to engage in authentic networking, celebrate science educators, support emerging science education leaders and advocate innovative practice in North Carolina.

 

Today, science leadership begins in every school and includes lead teachers, department chairs, science coordinators and supervisors, informal educators, university professors, state agency specialists, private science consultants, business and industry. No matter what role you play, NCSLA is your source for information and the place where your voice can be heard in improving the qulaity of science education across North Carolina.

For many years science supervisors in North Carolina met informally prior to the North Carolina Science Teacher Association (NCSTA) conference. As science education became increasingly complex and many school systems shifted their science supervisors to other positions, the need for a professional organization became apparent. Thus, in 1989, the North Carolina Science Supervisors Association (NCSSA) was organized as a non-profit group. By 1994, the organization had grown to include many types of science leaders other than science supervisors and the organization's name was changed to the North Carolina Science Leadership Association (NCSLA) to reflect that growth. Membership is open to all individuals concerned with leadership in science education.

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Board of Directors

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Dennis Kubasko (2021-22)
Past President
Wilmington

 Carla Billups (2021-22)
President
Asheville

Michelle Ellis (2021-22)
President Elect
Gastonia

Beverly Owens (2020-22)
Secretary
Shelby
Beverly Lyons (2021-2023)
Treasurer
Chapel Hill
Christi Whitworth
Executive Director
Asheville

Willyetta Mitchell (2021-2023)
Director
Louisburg

Chris Gordon (2021-23)
Director
Hickory

Jessica Croson (2020-23)
Director
Pender

Cheryl Horton (2019-22)
Director
Durham
Valerie Sellars (2020-22)
Director
Burlington
Vacant (2020-23)
Director

Ann McClung
Awards Committe, NCSTA/NSTA Liason
Greenville

Tom Savage
Advocacy Committee
Flat Rock

Alisa Wickliff 
Science Leadership Fellows Program
Charlotte

Neil Pifer
Informal Science Committee
Kannapolis

Leah Bug
Pre-Service/University Committee
Raleigh

Sebastian Byers
Equity & Diversity

Pat Shane
Developoment
Chapel Hill

Melaine Rickard
Events Planning
Chapel Hill

Manley Midgett
Nominations Committee
Raleigh

Dennis Kubasko
Membership Committee
Wilmington

Kerrie Lalli
Communications/Newsletter Editor
Charlotte

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Web Master
Raleigh

Gavin Friedel
DPI Liaison
Raleigh

Michelle Ellis
NSTA Liason
Gastonia

Mark Case
NSELA Liaison
Greensboro