About The STEM Teacher Leadership Network

The STEM Teacher Leadership Network  was created by TERC as a first step towards developing a professional learning community for teacher leaders, aspiring teacher leaders, as well as researchers and administrators interested in teacher leadership. Our vision is to create an interactive site that will connect teacher leaders and further their work to improve schools, effect policy, and re-envision the future of STEM teaching and learning. 

This site is funded by the National Science Foundation, Award# 1932761. Opinions expressed on the site are those of contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation. 

TERC is a non-profit research and development organization at the frontier of theory and practice. TERC’s work encompasses research, content and curriculum development, technology innovation, professional development, creating online resource centers, communities of practice and program evaluation. TERC staff on this project includes: Joni Falk and Brian Drayton (PI and co-PI), Kim Descoteaux, Kathryn HobbsQuang Le and Peter Farrow (content and technical staff). 

Our Advisory Board includes: 

Barnett Berry, Professor, University of South Carolina, founder and partner of the Center for Teaching Quality

Jay Labov, Senior Advisor for Education and Communication for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Director of the National Academies Teacher Advisory Council (retired in Nov 2018)

David Barnes,  Associate Executive Director for Research, Learning and Development at NCTM, Co-Director of the NSTA/NCTM STEM Ambassador Program

Jodi Peterson, Asst. Executive Director, Legislative and Public Affairs at NSTA. Director of NSTA/NCTM STEM Ambassadors Program

Arthur Eisenkraft, Distinguished Professor of Science Education, professor of physics, and director of the Center of Science and Math in Context (COSMIC) at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Jason Crean, PAEMST awardee, President of APAST, PAEMST alumni association

Kathy Renfrew, PAEMST awardee, President of SEPA, PAEMST alumni association

K. Renae Pullen, PAEMST awardee, NSTA/NCTM STEM Ambassador, NAS Teacher Advisory Council

Margo Murphy, PAEMST awardee, NAS Teacher Advisory Council, NSTA/NCTM STEM Ambassador, board member of the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance

Rebecca Vieyra, PAEMST Awardee, Einstein Fellow, AAPT/AIP Master Teacher Policy Fellowship


For any further questions please send a message to contact@STEMTLnet.org