Message from the President

 Table of Contents  

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

Greetings My Fellow Science Education Advocates!!

mesmallMy name is Michelle Ellis. I am truly humbled to serve as your NCSLA President. When I was accepted into the NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows Program 15 years ago, I did not think that I would be blessed to lead the organization. Times have certainly changed from decades ago. However, it still holds true that NCSLA continues to be a beacon of leadership in the North Carolina science community and beyond.

To continue NCSLA’s tradition of excellence in leadership, the focus of my term is creating environments for equity in science education. We know the issues surrounding underrepresented groups in STEM. In the last few years, a spotlight has shown the depth of historical inequities based on race, gender, socioeconomic status, etc. It is time to move the spotlight from the problems to the solutions. In my tenure, we will move from conversation to implementation. When we say “science for all,” we mean it. 

As we continue through this journey of transition, your support is needed. The strength of this organization is in its members. I urge you to become an active advocate. You can do this by joining a committee, attending our virtual webinars or our in-person Fall and Spring Membership meetings, applying for the Fellows program, telling people about the organization, speaking to your local or state leaders, reviewing the new science curriculum standards, or volunteering in another capacity. Together, WE can make a difference in our schools and districts. Together, WE can promote leadership in science. Together, WE can encourage those who do not see themselves reflected in the science curriculum. Together, WE are NCSLA!!

Michelle Ellis, PhD


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