Meet Nancy Addison. Addison currently serves as Director of PreK-12 STEM Education with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Prior to taking this position in 2012, she worked as Science Specialist and Director of Secondary Education for Union County Public Schools. During the past three years, Nancy has assisted in the expansion of the STEM magnet programs in CMS through targeted professional development for staff and recommendations for quality STEM curriculum materials for students.
In addition, she has collaborated with community partners to expose teachers and students to the STEM related business and industry of the Charlotte Metro area. STEMersion is a two week summer venture designed to help CMS math, science and CTE teachers experience firsthand how Science, Technology, Engineering and Math come to life in a 21st century workplace. The teachers visit the labs and manufacturing facilities of Siemens, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas, Bosch Rexroth and other firms who depend on highly skilled STEM workforce to compete globally. Passport to STEM is an annual event on the Central Piedmont Community College campus hosting 300+ middle school students and their families. Students and parents are exposed to the post-secondary education opportunities and able to visit and talk with representatives from business and industry about future employment in STEM fields.
Nancy is a lifelong educator spending 20 years teaching high school chemistry and physics before moving into curriculum and instruction. She obtained a B.S. in Science Education from Clemson University, a M.A. in Physics from the University of South Carolina and a post- Master’s certificate in Curriculum and Supervision from University of North Carolina- Charlotte.