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 (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

Erin Luckhardt, Instructional Technology Consultant, Charlevoix-Emmet ISD

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 of Operations, 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 Public Schools

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

Pete Milne, 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.

Megan Schrauben

Executive Director, State of Michigan MiSTEM Network


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