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Rebecca B. Payne

STEM Education and Leadership North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Rebecca Payne, Director of STEM Education and Leadership for the Department of Public Instruction, is the conduit connecting external education programs, postsecondary education, policy-makers, business/industry, and other state agencies to STEM initiatives to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and schools.

Prior to her role with the STEM Initiative, Payne served as State Director of Career and Technical Education.  She has experience teaching in North Carolina, New York and Nebraska at the middle and high school, community college and university.  She has a BS degree from East Carolina University and a MS from Cornell University.  Payne was recognized nationally by the Association for Career and Technical Education as one of five Outstanding Career and Technical Educators in the United States. 



My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, June 18

11:00am CDT