STEM Leadership Alliance
Collaborating to Build the Workforce of the Future
Thank you to everyone who attended the #SLASummit23
We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each one of you for being part of the STEM Leadership Alliance event. Your unwavering dedication and passion for revolutionizing STEM education and innovation have made this gathering truly special. Your presence and active engagement have not only enriched the discussions but also inspired us to strive for excellence in our mission. Together, we are building a brighter future by nurturing the next generation of STEM leaders and fostering a community of change-makers. We are deeply grateful for your commitment to advancing STEM and look forward to continuing this incredible journey together. Thank you for being an integral part of the STEM Leadership Alliance's success.
The STEM Leadership Alliance (SLA) is a collaboration of the major STEM organizations, education leaders and experts, colleges/universities, businesses, non-profits, and foundations. The STEM Leadership Alliance aims to disrupt and revolutionize STEM education through integration.
SLA is committed to bridging the gap between education and industry through advancing STEM experiences for both educators and students to address the business needs of the future. As a result of these targeted efforts, the Alliance will collectively foster STEM integration in education that prepares preK-12 and post-secondary students with the critical skills needed to compete in a changing global economy.
Too often, school systems across the country teach STEM subjects in silos. As a result, math and science are not coordinated with technology and engineering engagement activities and learning, and STEM is not integrated across subject areas. SLA seeks to change this in a profound way. Leveraging proven research and best practices, SLA will implement a disruptive model for STEM integration across the country. SLA will support educators through professional development, assessing existing structures, and working with districts to build leadership capacity to connect integrated STEM to the needs of the current and future workforce. By revolutionizing and supporting the way that integrated STEM is taught, the Alliance will advance its agenda of access and equity to prepare all students for success in the future.
The STEM Leadership Alliance aims to DISRUPT and revolutionize STEM education to shape tomorrow’s workforce.
The STEM Leadership Alliance supports schools and districts by building their capacity to increase the understanding and implementation of effective STEM education for all students in order to develop individuals who are prepared not just for college and career but also for lifelong learning and societal contributions. This is done by leveraging STEM experts including industry leaders, educators, non-profits organizations, and foundations to build a comprehensive understanding of the needs in the workforce for today and tomorrow.
Kelli List Wells
Founder & Executive Director
Dr. David Barnes
The Associate Executive Director for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Senior Mathematics Educator
Executive Director of Unilab Foundation
Dr. Stephen Pruitt
Southern Regional Education Board President
New York State NAACP Conference, Director of Education Initiatives and Program
Dr. Albert Byers
Assistant Research Professor in STEM Education at Virginia Commonweath University in the School of Education
Senior Fellow at ITEEA (Retired CEO)
Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
Dr. Sheryl Lynn Monterola
The Director of the National Institute of Science and Mathematics Education Development