Lisa Blank, a LEAD STEM Fellow with STEM Ecosystems and Regional Co-Chair of the North Country STEM Learning Network, serves as Director of STEM Programs for Watertown City School District in Northern New York. Lisa is passionate about increasing student achievement through educational opportunities that spark curiosity, wonder, and awe. Lisa’s prior experience as an educator of math, science, and technology in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul and greater Boston regions has pointed out gaps in opportunities across the nation that create barriers for individuals, families, and communities. Since 2008, working to bridge these gaps, Lisa has written, coordinated, and directed multiple Department of Defense Education Activity STEM grants. In 2019, Lisa was recognized by the New York State STEM Collaborative with the Margaret Ashida Award for her district level leadership in STEM education.
Lisa holds a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Biology from Winona State University, a M.A.T. Mathematics and Science Education from the University of Wisconsin, and an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University.
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