ISLA GRANDE BEACH RESORT, SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
Carol Fletcher, Ph.D - BIO
Deputy Director and Director of Outreach, University of Texas STEM Center
Dr. Carol Fletcher directs several statewide collective impact professional development programs for STEM teachers such as WeTeach_CS, the Texas Teacher Externship project, and the TRC, serving over 10,000 educators annually through 90+ projects involving all 20 Education Service Centers, 40+ colleges and universities, and ~ 800 school districts. She also serves as the principal investigator for National Science Foundation research projects focused on broadening participation in computing.
Dr. Fletcher has served the Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees since 2001, serving as Board President for five years. She is active in legislative and school finance issues as well as issues related to STEM education and school accountability. Her experiences as a teacher, policymaker, parent and university administrator result in a unique perspective on the challenges and potential solutions our country faces regarding STEM education and workforce development. As a result, she has served in numerous leadership roles that bridge the gap between education, workforce, and policy such as the Chair of the Texas Computer Science Task Force, CS4TX Steering Committee, Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Legislative Advisory Council, the Comptroller's Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) Advisory Board, the Texas Education Agency’s STEM Educator Standards Committee, E3 College and Career Success Leadership Team, NSF’s Texas Girls Collaborative Project Champions Board, and the UTeach Advisory Board.
STEM SUMMIT PANEL - FEBRUARY 22, 2019
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