NCSLA Fellows Update

 Table of Contents  

Message from
the President
Dr. Franklin Retires
Andi Webb PAEMST
Science Leadership
Fellows Update
Gatling Award
Nominations Needed
Informal Science Spotlight
Mountains to the Sea


The 2020-2022 Cohort of the North Carolina Science Leadership Fellows will be graduating during the Spring NCSLA Summit after two years of participation.  Seventeen science educators from NC K-12 schools, higher education, organizations, and business met during the program held mostly online due to COVID.  This group of Fellows is amazing and represents the very best of science education in North Carolina,  and their work continues.  Please visit the NCSLA website to see the 2020-2022 graduating Fellows. 


The newly selected 2022-2024 Cohort of Fellows met virtually on February 25 and 26, 2022.  The Fellows learned more about their colleagues as we discussed strategic leadership in education.  Post-COVID, there is great potential for continuing change and transformation in K-12 education.  The Fellows participated in a WestEd-developed simulation "Making Change Happen" to learn what is needed and required to affect change, what their roles may be in making change happen, and how, in K-12 education, change typically takes place.  Please visit the NCSLA website to meet the 2022-2024 Fellows.

Fellows and Alumni in the News

Congratulations to Mark Case, NCSLA Fellows Alumni and NSELA liaison, and his students at Southern Guilford High School! They have been awarded North Carolina Senior School of the Year by the NEED Project for their energy education project “Rebuilding a Culture.” Mark and his students have been invited to attend the NEED Youth Energy Conference and Awards in Washington, D.C. this June. For more information about the NEED Youth Energy Awards, visit

Betty Jo Moore, 6th grade science teacher at Wiley Magnet Middle School in Winston-Salem, has received the Certified AMS Teacher (CAT) designation from the American Meteorological Society. The CAT designation certifies that an educator can competently and accurately communicate the valuable knowledge of atmospheric science and related science in his or her teaching. Betty Jo is a member of the 2022-2024 cohort of NCSLA Fellows and a member of the NCSLA Communications Committee.

In addition, Betty Jo’s school has been named an Ocean Guardian School by NOAA.  In the project Betty Jo designed for this designation, she committed her school to becoming the guardians of the creek that runs through the city park adjacent to Wiley Magnet Middle, to replacing their current water fountains with water refill stations throughout the building, and to teaching students on all grade levels more about water. For more information about NOAA’s Ocean Guardian Schools program, visit

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