Table of Contents  

Message from
the President
2017 Fall Meeting
In Memory of Fred Beyer
NCSLA Leadership
Fellows Update
Jackson Distinguished
Service Awardee
2017 Spring Meeting
Where are Fellows Now?
Meet the Board:
Judy McDonald
Mountains to the Sea


Greetings everyone!

Summertime and the living is easy! When I think of summer I think of camps for kids, movies to escape the heat, and travels to new and exciting places. I also know this is the time of year for teachers to reflect on the past year and tweak their presentations/instructions for the coming school year. Workshops are buzzing for teachers about content related topics from universities and informal education businesses.

For me, it is a time to reflect on the past year with NCSLA. I am blessed to have worked with incredible teachers, leaders, and science experts across the state. It was truly a TEAM effort to ensure NCSLA offered the best practices for our leaders to share with their offices, school systems, and classroom teachers. I would like to thank the NCSLA Board for their remarkable job this year with both the fall and spring meetings.

Wayne Fisher did an amazing job with both conferences and the membership is blessed to experience the summits he planned. Thank you, Wayne, for a wonderful job! We are very fortunate to have Alisa Wickliff and Del Ruff as President and President-Elect for the organization. They are bringing a fresh vision for NCSLA’s future! I am excited with their perspectives and views and am blessed to have them as leaders for our organization. Thank you, Pat Shane, for the guidance and direction to move NCSLA as a top organization in the state. NCSLA is lucky to have her on the board to direct the organization in the right path.

My job isn’t finished yet. I am now preparing for the fall and spring summits for NCSLA. With the help of the Board I am hoping to bring an exciting and informative meeting involving leaders across the state! Thank you for allowing me to serve you and please enjoy the lazy, hazy, days of summer!


Ann McClung
2016-2017 NCSLA President


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