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Science Leadership Fellows Program

Congratulations to the new cohort of Science Leadership Fellows!

Congratulations to the science educators listed below on being selected for the prestigious Science Leadership Fellow Program offered by the North Carolina Science Leadership Association (NCSLA). The program is sponsored by the North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center and the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation as well as NCSLA.

The two-year program is designed to foster the development of leadership skills that are necessary for leaders to operate effectively in various leadership positions in science/STEM education. The Fellows immerse themselves in topics such as qualities and behaviors of leaders, the change process, leadership styles, effective committee selection, strategic leadership, conflict resolution, grant proposal writing, developing budgets, the importance of networking, understanding educational policy, and planning/presenting effective professional development.

Mildred Bankhead-Smith Carthage
Molly Barlow Hickory
Joann Blumenfeld Raleigh
Dee Chinault Fort Mill
Megan Ennes Raleigh
Teresa Fulk Brown Summitt
Chris Gordon Cary
Lindsay Knippenberg Mooresville
Jess Miller Charlotte
Gabby Patrick Lumber Bridge
Bradley Rhew Trinity
Kerrie Seberg Charlotte
Jennifer Stalls Greenville

Science Leadership Fellows Program

The North Carolina Leadership Association (NCSLA) is proud to lead an initiative to foster the development of science education leaders in North Carolina. The purpose of the NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows Program is to enhance professional competence and develop the leadership abilities necessary for science smtlogoleaders to operate effectively in various leadership positions in science education. This newly revised program is supported by the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center. 

Apply to join the 2016-2018 cohort!

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Download a SLFP Brochure (pdf)

Download the presentation by SLFP alumni at the 2013 NSTA Conference in Charlotte (pdf)

Read comments from the current cohort of Science Leadership Fellows.

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About the Program

The NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows Program

• Fosters the development of science education leaders
• Enhances professional competence
• Develops leadership abilities

05slfp3Science Leadership and Professional Development Activities

  • Tailored to the needs of each cohort
  • Instructional and assessment strategies
  • Facilitating reform and change
  • Building leadership capacity
  • Conflict resolution and consensus building
  • Networking and building partnerships
  • Effective use of technology
  • Processes for text/materials selection
  • Grant writing

Who Can Become a Fellow?

  • Classroom teachers and science lead teachers/department chairs
  • LEA science supervisors 
  • LEA general supervisors whose duties include science 
  • Informal and out-of-school educators
  • Other administrators 
  • Individuals in business and industry who work in science education  
  • Anyone who is in or may be in science leadership in NC

What Does the Program Involve?

  • Cohorts of 12 to 15 members formed every two years
  • Cohort meets four times per year including attendance at the NCSLA/
    NCSTA professional development institutes held in November

How is the Program Funded?

  • North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education
  • Applicant’s LEA, university or business must commit to financially
    support attendance at the NCSLA/NCSTA professional development
    institutes in November
  • NCSLA covers other expenses