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During its 2016 spring meeting, NCSLA presented Linda Stroud its prestigious Michael C. Jackson Distinguished Service Award. Linda was described by her nominators as a dedicated STEM educator and the epitome of service to science education. One nominator added “She has shared her knowledge through written articles, school-based seminars, and conference presentations. She has a passion for helping to get the word out to insure that no student is ever placed in a dangerous situation while observing or conduction science laboratory experiments.”
Linda has demonstrated many years of dedication to science education working as a chemistry teacher at the high school level. She has over 40 years of experience as an educator in the classroom and providing professional development to colleagues via conference presentations and workshops. She has been an Einstein Fellow and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and traveled nationally to present chemistry workshops on behalf of the organization.
Linda served as District Director and President of NCSTA, received that association's highest award, the Vi Hunsucker Award, and continues to assist at its annual conference and on science safety issues. Linda authored a book and numerous articles on science safety. She provides chemistry safety workshops to science educators across North Carolina.
NCSLA annually gives a Michael C. Jackson Distinguished Service Award to the person who has performed a great service to science education in North Carolina. The award is sponsored by Fisher Science Education and is presented at the NCSLA spring meeting.