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Please join the NCSLA Board of Directors in welcoming Christi Whitworth as our new Executive Director.
Christi is no stranger to NCSLA as she has served as the Chair of the Informal Science Educators Committee for the past three years. Her appointment was a unanimous decision by the Board. We are excited to work more closely with Christi in the coming years. Please wish her well in this new endeavor.
Christi received her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction at Tennessee Technological University and her B.S. in Elementary Education, also at Tennessee Technological University. She taught seventh grade science and gifted education for ten years in Tennessee. She began her informal work at the Caldwell Zoo and the Discovery Science Place in Tyler, Texas. Then she moved to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Rosman, NC. At PARI, Christi served for twelve years as the science educator and eventually the Director of Learning Experiences.
Christi had many duties at PARI. She not only led education programs, she supervised other education employees, led residential student research projects, and wrote and supervised grants. She was the principal investigator on an NSF grant which partnered with Brevard College. In addition, Christi has led the North Carolina Girls STEM Collaborative from 2011 to present. She also worked with Bird Scouts for the California Academy of Science, the CryptoClub for the University of Chicago and SciGirls with Twin Cities Public Television in Minneapolis.
Christi’s volunteer experience includes work all over the United States with the American Red Cross
Instructing Adult and Pediatric First Aid CPR/AED Trainer Educators.
Christi Whitworth will surely bring a wealth of experiences she can apply as she helps guide NCSLA through the future!