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Wednesday, June 19 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Session 504: Lessons from the Specialized STEM High Schools

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There are more than 100 public high schools in the country, including a great many in Texas through the state’s T-STEM initiative, that give special focus to STEM education. These institutions produce graduates that are much more likely to pursue college degrees in STEM, according to a 2011 report from the National Research Council. What attributes of these schools are showing promise? What lessons can traditional high schools, public and private, draw from them to boost their own STEM efforts? Come along and explore these all-things STEM schools with some of their leaders and officials.

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Sandi Everlove

Chief Learning Officer, Washington STEM

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Trisha Cunningham

Texas Instruments, Chief Citizenship Officer
As Chief Citizenship Officer, Trisha strives to positively impact the communities where TI operates through strategic philanthropy, education, employee involvement and corporate social responsibility programs that support TI’s business goals. In addition to her public affairs role, she has over 20 years experience managing global communications and marketing initiatives including corporate communications, marketing and business... Read More →
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Mark Heffron

High School Director, Denver School of Science and Technology
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Aimee Kennedy

Chief Academic Officer, Battelle STEM - Metro Early College High School, Columbus Ohio
Aimee is the Chief Academic Officer at Metro Early College High School, an Ohio STEM Learning Network platform school located on The Ohio State University’s campus. Having been at Metro since the school’s second year, she has also served as assistant principal and classroom teacher. During her tenure year at Metro, a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) school that places emphasis on subject mastery and early... Read More →
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Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds

Chief Deputy Commissioner, Texas Education Agency
Lizzette Reynolds currently serves as the Chief Deputy Commissioner for the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  In that capacity, she oversees management of the agency for Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams.  She previously served as the Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Programs at TEA.  Prior to coming to TEA, Lizzette served in a number of capacities related to education policy and implementation.  In 2002, she... Read More →
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Steven Zipkes

Founding Principal, Manor New Technology High School
As the founding Principal of the highly acclaimed and nationally recognized Manor New Technology High School, Mr. Zipkes’ leadership promotes quality instruction, teacher development, student success, and STEM education through Project Based Learning. MNTH is a STEM public high school within the Manor Independent School District and is the only Nationally Designated Project Based Learning Training and Demonstration School site within the... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6