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Welcome to the 2019 NCSTA PDI.  We are celebrating 50 years of continued support of science educators in North Carolina.  We have many great sessions and exciting activities planned.  

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Speakers/Presenters

avatar for Jenna Hartley (she/her)

Jenna Hartley (she/her)

NC State University and ORISE/US EPA
ORISE Participant & PhD Student
avatar for Trudie Henninger (she/they)

Trudie Henninger (she/they)

The North Carolina Arboretum
Citizen Science Coordinator
avatar for Valerie Sellers (STEMscopes)

Valerie Sellers (STEMscopes)

STEMscopes
Regional Trainer
AA

Aleah Abernathy

Reedy Creek Middle School
avatar for Angela Adams

Angela Adams

Cumberland County Schools
K-5 Science Curriculum Specialist
KA

Kelly Allen

East Chapel Hill High School
LA

Leigh Apple

South Creek Middle/High School
avatar for Christy Arrowood

Christy Arrowood

Burke County Public Schools
Instructional Coach and Science Content Specialist
avatar for Chelsea Ash

Chelsea Ash

Pender County
Teacher & AIG Specialist
avatar for Ben Bache

Ben Bache

Ben Bache
PBL Project Content Manager
avatar for Evelyn Baldwin

Evelyn Baldwin

NCSU ASSIST Center
LB

Lauren Bamford

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
GB

Gina Barrier

The Science House, NCSU
Director, NW Satellite Office
MB

Michelle Benigno

The Science House of NCSU
JB

Jeanne Bennett

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (Paw Creek Elementary)
avatar for Nancy Betler

Nancy Betler

Greenway Park/Billingsville
TD Teacher
avatar for Dearing Blankmann

Dearing Blankmann

UNCG
Doctoral Student/STEM TLC
SB

Shawn Boger

National Inventors Hall of Fame
avatar for Danielle Boulden

Danielle Boulden

North Carolina State University, Center for Educational Informatics
Higher Education
KB

Kenneth Brandt

Robeson Planetarium and Science Center
Director
avatar for Krista Brinchek

Krista Brinchek

Abbotts Creek ES- WCPSS
Science Specialist
LB

Leah Bug

NC Science Fair Foundation
JB

Jennifer Byrd

Envision Science Academy
avatar for Paul Cancellieri

Paul Cancellieri

Rolesville Middle School
8th Grade Science Teacher
NC

Nicole Caprio

St. Gabriel Catholic School
STEM Teacher
avatar for Heidi Carlone

Heidi Carlone

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
JC

Jason Carter

National Center for Science Education and Evergreen Community Charter School
avatar for Mark Case

Mark Case

Southern Guilford High
Teacher
avatar for Emily Cayton

Emily Cayton

Campbell University
Assistant Professor
BC

Beverly Cea

Retired Teacher (Guilford County Schools)/NC Virtual School Instructor
BW

Burroughs Wellcome Fund/NC SMT Center

Lisa Rhoades
Senior Program Associate
MC

Michelle Chadwick

Onslow County Schools
Coordinator, K-12 Science and STEM
avatar for Karen Clark

Karen Clark

Immaculata Catholic School
MS Science teacher
MK

Mary Kay Connery

St. Gabriel Catholic School
avatar for Jessica Cosma

Jessica Cosma

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (Piney Grove Elementary)
EC

Evan Couzo

UNC-Asheville
Asst. Professor of STEM Education
KC

Kelly Cromartie

Heide Trask High School
JC

Jessica Croson

Heide Trask High School
DC

Denise Crouse

Moss Street Partnership School
JC

Jennifer Cyr

Palisades Park Elementary
CD

Christa Daniel

Chatham Central High School/Chatham County Schools
JD

Judy Day

NC Science Fair Foundation
Director
CD

Covey Denton

Greenfield School
LD

Lucy Dioguardi

Reedy Creek Middle School
avatar for Aubrey DiOrio

Aubrey DiOrio

York Elementary, WCPSS
First grade teacher
JD

Jim Duffey

Wake Forest School of Medicine
LD

Liz Dunster

1st Lt. with Civil Air Patrol
avatar for Melissa Easley

Melissa Easley

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools- McClintock Middle
Teacher
ME

Mark Enfield

Elon University
avatar for Jessie Enlow

Jessie Enlow

Cabarrus County Schools
K-12 Science Instructional Specialist
CF

Courtney Ferguson

Bluford STEM Academy
avatar for Marie Foxworth

Marie Foxworth

White Oak Elementary School
FF

Faith Freeman

Guilford County Schools
avatar for Debra Gallagher

Debra Gallagher

Harold Winkler Middle School
Science Teacher
avatar for Jeffrey George

Jeffrey George

UNC School of the Arts
Chemistry Instructor
HG

Howard Ginsburg

NC Department of Public Instruction
CG

Chris Gordon

Lenoir-Rhyne University
TG

Todd Guentensberger

The Center for Inquiry-Based Learning
TG

Tim Guilfoyle

HHMI BioInteractive/Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology Charlotte, NC
NG

Namrata Gupta

Nations Ford
Science Teacher
avatar for Michelle  Hafey

Michelle Hafey

UNC-Wilmington Center for Education in STEM
Program Associate
DH

Dana Haine

UNC-Chapel Hill
JH

Jen Hamel

Elon University
MH

Marci Harvey

UNC School of the Arts
WH

William Hess

Lt. Colonial with Civil Air Patrol
EH

Elise Hickman

UNC-Chapel Hill
SH

Stan Hill

Wake Forest School of Medicine's Center of Excellence for Research, Teaching and Learning
CH

Christy Hinkelman

Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy
MH

MaryKate Holden

Middle College at UNCG
avatar for Dorothy Holley

Dorothy Holley

Clayton High School
Chemistry Teacher
avatar for Claire Hoots, Exhibitor

Claire Hoots, Exhibitor

LearnEd Notebooks
avatar for Jenn Houchins

Jenn Houchins

North Carolina State University
Director of Technology Programs
avatar for Jessie Howington

Jessie Howington

Research Triangle High School
Lead Environmental Science Teacher
CH

Cliff Hudson

Martin County Schools
K-12 Science/STEM Coordinator
PH

Pam Huff

NCSU ASSIST Center
JH

Joshua Hunter

Moore Square Magnet Middle School
LI

Lakshmi Iyer

Appalachian State University
MJ

Manda Jackson

Reidsville Middle School
NJ

Nick James

Britannica Digital Learning
avatar for Pamela Johnson

Pamela Johnson

Iredell-Statesville Schools
science teacher
RJ

Reba Johnson

Moss Street Partnership School
CJ

Carrie Jones

Middle Creek HS
NCSTA Board Member
MG

M. Gail Jones

NC State University
CK

Carly Karas

The Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science
AK

Alexandria Keilen

Socrates Academy
avatar for Kate Kerr

Kate Kerr

Kings Mountain Middle School
Science
LK

Lori Khan

NCSTA Board Member
NZ

NC Zoo - Linda Kinney

NC Zoo
Nature Play and School Programs Manager
avatar for Dennis  Kubasko

Dennis Kubasko

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Associate Professor
avatar for Kerrie Lalli

Kerrie Lalli

Walter G. Byers School, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
STEM Lab Teacher
avatar for James Lamberth

James Lamberth

ASSIST Center
Educational Outreach Liaison
avatar for Sarah Lasseter

Sarah Lasseter

Research Triangle High School
Teacher/Faculty
LP

Lisa P Lennon

Columbus County Schools
Instructional Technologist
EL

Emma Linn

Guilford County Schools
ML

Molly Ludwick

Cleveland Early College High School
avatar for Graham Lynch

Graham Lynch

Iredell-Statesville Schools
Secondary Science Content Coach
EM

Erik MacIntosh

North Carolina Science Festival (Morehead Planetarium and Science Center)
LM

Lisa Marshall

NC State University Nuclear Engineering
TM

Tim Martin

Greensboro Day School
avatar for Katie Matthews

Katie Matthews

Valle Crucis Elementary School
1st Grade Teacher
avatar for Jessica Mayfield

Jessica Mayfield

STEMscopes / Accelerate Learning, Inc.
National STEM Manager
JM

Johnette McCain

Guilford County Schools
RM

Ruthann McComb

Elkin High School
Environmental Science teacher
CM

Caitlin McCommons

Wake County Public School System
JM

Judith McDonald

Belmont Abbey College
AM

Annie McEntyre

East Rutherford High School: Rutherford County Schools
AM

Alison Mercier

UNC-G STEM Teacher Leader Collaborative
JM

J'Lisa Miles

Graham High School
RM

Rachel Miller

LearnEd Notebooks
TM

Ted Miracle

Devonshire Elementary
CM

Carol Moore

STEM West
avatar for Stan Mozingo

Stan Mozingo

STEMscopes
avatar for Katie Nelson

Katie Nelson

Williams Secondary Montessori
Science Teacher
avatar for Katherine  Nock

Katherine Nock

Heritage High School
avatar for Pam O'Brien

Pam O'Brien

STEMscopes by Accelerate Learning
Regional STEM Coach
avatar for Beverly Owens

Beverly Owens

Cleveland Early College High School
Kings Mountain Middle School
avatar for Jason Painter

Jason Painter

The Science House
Director
avatar for Peter Panico

Peter Panico

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
5th grade teacher
DP

Danielle Pannell

Harold Winkler Middle School
MP

Michelle Pearce

Environmental Educators of North Carolina
Program Coordinator
avatar for Adam Pennell

Adam Pennell

Greensboro College
Professor of Mathematics
avatar for Kelly Pipes

Kelly Pipes

Wilkes Early College High School
Biology & CTE teacher
avatar for Leslie Pope

Leslie Pope

Johnston County Schools
STEAM Teacher/ITF
DP

David Pugalee

UNC Charlotte
avatar for Donna  Pyatt

Donna Pyatt

Pleasant Gardens Elementary Schools
2nd Grade Teacher
avatar for Scott Ragan

Scott Ragan

The Science House
Assistant Director
avatar for Emma Refvem

Emma Refvem

North Carolina State University
Doctoral Student
avatar for Angela Reid-Griffin

Angela Reid-Griffin

UNC Wilmington
KR

Kathryn Rende

North Carolina State University
MR

Melaine Rickard

Western Alamance Middle School
avatar for Diane Ripollone

Diane Ripollone

Cardinal Gibbons High School
Science Teacher/Robotics Coach
avatar for Dr. Tom Robertson

Dr. Tom Robertson

ExploreLearning
Executive Director, R&D
avatar for Kristana  Rogers

Kristana Rogers

Wake County Public Schools
Sr. Administrator Secondary Science
avatar for Eliza Russell

Eliza Russell

NASCAR HALL OF FAME
Education Manager
CS

Cheston Saunders

Bladen Community College
Biology/Chemistry Instructor
avatar for Tom Savage

Tom Savage

Henderson County Early College
avatar for Susan Schambach

Susan Schambach

Summit School
Triad Academy Lower School Science
avatar for Danielle Scharen

Danielle Scharen

North Carolina State University
Doctoral Student
CS

Christine Sudzina Schut

Graham High School/ Alamance-Burlington School System
VS

Valerie Sellars

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Secondary District Science Coach
WS

Wayne Shore

Fuller GT/AIG Basics Magnet Elementary School - Wake County Public Schools
Elementary Science Specialist
KS

Katie Singleton

Reidsville Middle School
RS

Roger Sit

UNC-CH Department of Environment, Health, and Safety
avatar for Lindsay Smith

Lindsay Smith

Mooresville High School
avatar for Richard G Smith, Exhibitor

Richard G Smith, Exhibitor

Academy of Coastal Carolina
international education consultant
avatar for Cindi Smith-Walters

Cindi Smith-Walters

former NSTA District VI Director (Middle TN State University)
Biology Professor
JS

Jennifer Snyder

Oakboro Choice STEM School
STEM Coach
avatar for Amy Sparks

Amy Sparks

The School of Hope
CEO/Principal
MS

Monica Strada

Research Triangle High School
Chemistry & Environmental Science Teacher
AT

Amy Taylor

UNCW
Associate Professor
VS

Vernier Software & Technology

Vernier Software & Technology
MT

Marta Toran

Appalachian State University
NT

Nicolette Torres

Scholars Academy
Middle School Teacher
avatar for NC Project Learning Tree

NC Project Learning Tree

Renee Strnad
Extension Forestry - Environmental Educator
avatar for Jason Vanzant

Jason Vanzant

Bogue Sound Elementary/Carteret County Schools
STEM Instructor (K-5)/ITF
avatar for Beth Vaughn

Beth Vaughn

Chatham School of Science and Engineering/Chatham County Schools
DE

Dr. Elena Veety

NCSU ASSIST Center
HW

Haley Wamble

East Chapel Hill HS
JW

Janice West

West Johnston High School
SW

Sam Wheeler

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
avatar for Brian Whitson

Brian Whitson

NC Department of Public Instruction
Digital Teaching & Learning Consultant
AW

Alisa Wickliff

UNC Charlotte
Associate Director Center for STEM Education UNC Charlotte
avatar for Leslie Wilhoit

Leslie Wilhoit

North Carolina Zoo
School Programs Coordinator
avatar for Ashley Wilkinson

Ashley Wilkinson

Oakboro Choice STEM School
Digital Media Facilitator
AW

Aaron Willey

UNC School of the Arts
KW

Kelly Witter

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
JW

Jamie Worth

Matthews Elementary (CMS)
avatar for Bianca Yavelak

Bianca Yavelak

Gaston County Schools
Curriculum Facilitator