CIBL’s Board of Directors
Carole Stern, Chair
After graduating from college, Carole began teaching middle and high school students at the Carolina Friends School. Carole returned to school eight years later to begin studying ways technology could be used to enhance and expand access to instruction. From 1992-2014 Carole worked at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics developing distance learning programs to serve students and teachers across North Carolina.
Lee Ann Segalla, Secretary-Treasurer
Since 2007, Lee Ann served as the Elementary Curriculum Officer and as Executive Director for AG, AP, and IB at Guilford County Schools. Previously, she oversaw elementary science education in Wake County schools. For more than a decade, she has been a strong advocate for teaching and learning that requires thinking across the disciplines.
Katey is Deputy Director of Education at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Many of the programs that Katey oversees occur in the Nature Research Center (NRC), an 80,000-square-foot wing of the museum where she and her staff work to demystify scientific research for the public. Her goals at the NRC include helping to prepare science educators and students, and to inspire young scientists. To that end, Katey oversees labs where visitors observe research conducted by scientists from the museum as well as visiting researchers from industries, universities and agencies. Katey also coordinates the Museum’s Science Café, a monthly event held in Raleigh coffee shops, bars and restaurants where people informally discuss issues with leaders in science and technology.
After graduating from the Harvard Graduate School of Educaton, Dr. McCary has served as superintendent of Jackson County Schools, Chief Academic Officer of Guilford County Schools, Vice President of Education Services at Tetra Data Corporation, and as a School Change Coach in the NC New Schools Project. He is also a professor and author. Dr. McCary has a keen interest in education technology and in business-education partnerships.
John Parker, now co-director of the Learning Laboratory Initiative for the NC New Schools Project, retired from 34 years in public education in 2006. Those years include 18 years as a high school mathematics teacher and 16 years as an administrator, including 5 years as a district superintendent. He earned his B.S. mathematics from Guilford College in 1972, his M.Ed. in mathematics education from UNC-G in 1974, and his Ed.D.in educational leadership from ECU in 2005. Two books convey his contributions to education and educational philosophy: Standardized Minds and Electric Dreams.
Melanie Scott is currently a senior program associate for science education at the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, a private foundation dedicated to the advancement of the biomedical sciences by supporting research and other educational activities. Melanie’s background in science and her deep interest in education, especially in rural North Carolina, led her to join the board in 2005.
Don Wells holds a MAT in Biology from Wesleyan University and has taught middle and upper school biology for many years. He also has been a Middle School Principal and was Headmaster of the Carolina Friends School in Durham. He continues to work as a consultant to nonprofits and schools throughout the state.