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.
Northwestern Lower MiSTEM Region
Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau counties.
Region 13 MiSTEM Leaders
Advisory Council Members
Matt Olson, Assistant Superintendant Professional Learning and Innovation, Northwest Education Services (formerly TBAISD)
Ashley Troy, Director of Professional Learning, Northwest Education Services (formerly TBAISD)
Kris Galoci, Science Teacher, The Greenspire School
Mike Groleau, Project Manager, RJG Inc.
Scott Koziol, Assistant Superintendant of Instruction, Charlevoix-Emmet ISD
Pat Lamb, Assistant Superintendent CTE & Community Outreach, Northwest Education Services (formerly TBAISD)
Cheri Leach, CEO & Program Officer, Raven Hill Discovery Center
Heidi Maltby-Skodack, Director of School Improvement & STEM/CTE, Traverse City Area Public Schools
Janie McNabb, Owner, McNabb Insight Solutions
Dan Reardon, Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education
Gina Thornbury, Program Officer, Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Terry Vandercook, Director, Northwest Michigan Works!
Susan Ward, Jobs for Michigan Graduates Program Manager, Northwest Michigan Works!
Jim Rummer, Director of Career and Technical Education, Charlevoix-Emmet ISD
Holly Zatkovic, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, General Chemistry Teacher, Elk Rapids
Linnea Gibson, Science Consultant, Northern Michigan Learning Consortium
Michael George, Instructional Technology REMC Specialist, Northwest Education Services (formerly TBAISD)
Hannah Sanderson, CTE Consultant, Char-Em ISD
Barb Termaat, Executive Director, Newton’s Road
Rob Dickinson, Business Services Regional Director, Northwest MI Works!
Jessie Mitchell, Business Development Manager, Michigan Economic Development Corporation – Northern Michigan
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.
Executive Director, State of Michigan MiSTEM Network