Stephen Pruitt, Ph.D. is President of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). He previously served as the Kentucky Commissioner of Education. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Council for Chief State School Officers. Dr. Pruitt has been a high school chemistry teacher; mathematics program manager and director of academic standards at the Georgia Department of Education; and the senior vice president for Achieve where he coordinated the development of the Next Generation of Science Standards. He received his doctorate in chemistry education from Auburn University.
Brett Moulding is the director of the Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning, a five-district professional development collaborative. He is co-author of A Vision and Plan for Science Teaching and Learning, a book providing educators with insights into classroom instruction consistent with NGSS and the Framework for K-12 Science Education. He was the Director of the Council of State Science Supervisors’ Building Capacity for State Science Education (BCSSE) initiative. He has provided professional development sessions on effective science teaching consistent with NGSS and Framework as well as professional consultation in over 20 states.
Mrs. Evans is the Principal at Bowden High School in In 2005, she was named the Georgia recipient of the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She has served as a member of the Georgia Department of Education Science Frameworks writing team, which created instructional models designed to help guide Georgia teachers in the implementation of the Georgia Performance Standards and is a member of the Georgia Science Education Advisory Committee. Additionally, she served as a member of the writing team for the Next Generation Science Education Standards.