MiSTEM Regional Division 13



It is the belief of the MiSTEM Network that all students impact economic growth through professional and personal fulfillment through equitable access to rich STEM experiences. Together the MiSTEM Network can collaborate to create a vibrant and equitable culture that meets future demands. The MiSTEM Network is building a sustainable and equitable cross-disciplinary STEM culture.

The Vision

The Pillars

Northwestern Lower MiSTEM Region

Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau counties.

Region 13 MiSTEM Leaders

Northwestern Lower MiSTEM Network Region

Northwestern Lower MiSTEM Network Region

Advisory Council Members

Matt Olson, Assistant Superintendant Professional Learning and Innovation, Northwest Education Services 

Ashley Troy, Director of Professional Learning, Northwest Education Services

Mike Groleau, Project Manager, RJG Inc. 

Hollianne McHugh, Engineering Technology Instructor, Northwestern Community College

Cheri Leach, CEO & Program Officer, Raven Hill Discovery Center

Susan Ward, Manager of Program Success, Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates

Jason Slade, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Northwestern Michigan College

Heidi Maltby-Skodack, Director of School Improvement & STEM/CTE, Traverse City Area Public Schools, MiSTEM Network State Advisory Council Member

Janie McNabb, Owner, McNabb Insight Solutions

Gina Thornbury, Program Officer, Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

Kris Galoci, Science Teacher, The Greenspire School 

Danelle Brostrom, Educational Technology Consultant, Traverse City Area Public Schools, MACUL Board Member

Gretchen Swanson, Director of Workforce Development, 20Fathoms

Linnea Gibson, Science Consultant, Charlevoix-Emmet ISD, Northern Michigan Learning Consortium

Pete Milne, Instructional Technology REMC Specialist, Northwest Education Services

Bob O’Hara, Executive Director, Newton’s Road Northwest

Rob Dickinson, Business Services Regional Director, Northwest MI Works!

Jessie Mitchell, Business Development Manager, Michigan Economic Development Corporation – Northern Michigan

Jessica Willis, Chief Program Officer, Networks Northwest

State of Michigan MiSTEM Network

Michigan, together with education, community, and business partners, is embarking on a journey to create a MiSTEM Network throughout the state. The work of the MiSTEM Network is to build on existing STEM networks to create a STEM ecosystem that supports and implements the components outlined in the four pillars.

Megan Schrauben

Executive Director, State of Michigan MiSTEM Network


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