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NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows Program

smitThe NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows Program is graciously funded by the NC SMT Education Center & the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to offer a Leadership fellows program.  It is a two-year (5 weekends and 2 NCSLA meetings) fellowship program with targeted professional development centered  around science ed leadership development.  Some fringe benefits of the program include complimentary registration and expenses for the NCSLA membership meetings  in fall and spring as well as partial funding support to attend NCSTA in the fall.

Learn about the NCSLA Fellows Program!

Applications are now available.  Please consider applying for the next cohort of fellows!

If you have any questions, visit the web page linked above or contact Michelle Ellis at


The North Carolina Science Leadership Association (NCSLA) provides opportunities for science educators at all levels to exchange ideas and information, promote the cause of quality science instruction, and influence the creation of policies and legislation. Today, science leadership begins in every school and includes lead teachers, department chairs, science coordinators and supervisors, university professors, state agency specialists, private science consultants, business and industry. No matter what role you play, NCSLA is your source for information and the place where your voice can be heard in improving the quality of science education across North Carolina.  You can learn more at

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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