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
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.
Executive Director, State of Michigan MiSTEM Network