Mountains to the Sea

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Message from
the President
NCSLA Fall Events
Science Leadership
Fellows Update
Michelle Chadwick Honored
with Jackson Award
Gatling Award
Nominations Needed
Informal Science Spotlight
Mountains to the Sea

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Joann Blumenfeld Honored with 2022 Friday Medal

joannJoann Blumenfeld was honored earlier this month with the 2022 Friday Medal from the William and Ida Friday Institute for Education Innovation at NC State University. Joann is the founder and director of Catalyst, a national, award-winning high school program designed to create STEM opportunities for students with disabilities, located at the Science House at NC State University. She was part of the 2016-2018 cohort of the NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows

See the full announcement from NC State’s William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation here: 2022 Friday Medal Announcement



NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows Honored as PAESMT Finalists

Two of NCLSA’s own have been named as state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. Adam Haas teaches K-5 STEM at Rocky River Elementary School in Union County, where he has taught for the past 15 years. He is part of the current cohort of NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows. Kerrie Lalli teaches K-8 STEM Lab and 5th grade science at Walter G. Byers School in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She was a part of the 2016-2018 Fellows cohort. Susan Merrell, 5th grade science teacher at Morehead Elementary School at Camp Glenn in Carteret County, is the third finalist in the science teaching category. The 2022 science and math finalists were honored on August 4th at the monthly meeting of the NC State Board of Education. Congratulations and good luck going forward, Adam, Kerrie, and Susan!