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Carol Moore, Director
Dr. Carol Moore is the Director of STEM West, a regional educational initiative under the umbrella of the Western Piedmont Council of Governments and Workforce Development. In this role she strives to create partnerships between educators and locals STEM businesses. She brings with her 30+ years of experience in science and math education that includes seven years as a curriculum specialist. As a specialist, she managed science kit refurbishment programs, provided an array of professional development opportunities, wrote and managed multiple grants, and built partnerships with local STEM businesses, government, and non-profit organizations. Throughout her career, she has been active in her professional organizations of NC Science Teachers Association and NC Science Leaders Association and is an active member in both organizations. She now serves as Director for NCSLA and President-Elect for NCSTA. Dr. Moore is a Nationally Certified Teacher who holds a Masters in Middle School Education, Licensure in Curriculum & Instruction, and an Ed. Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Appalachian State University.
Kerrie Lalli - Communication Committee Chair
Kerrie (Seberg) Lalli is excited to dive in as the new chair of the Communications Committee for NCSLA. She is a science teacher at Walter G. Byers School in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, where she teaches 5th grade and 8th grade science. Kerrie is also the school garden coordinator and is working to increase outdoor learning opportunities across the curriculum at her school through a partnership with REAL School Gardens. Her school will be a magnet for Health Sciences beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, and Kerrie is looking forward to the opportunity to work with all students in pre-K through eighth grade in STEM lab.
Kerrie was awarded the NCSTA District Six Outstanding Science Teaching Award for Elementary School in 2015 and was a NCSLA Fellow in the 2016-2018 cohort. She received her B.A. in Biology and her B.A. in English from Cornell University in 2003 and her Masters of Science in Childhood Education from SUNY Cortland in 2007. She also has two Graduate Certificates from Johns Hopkins University in Autism and Mind, Brain, and Teaching.