Director, Empire State STEM Learning Network, The State University of New York
Margaret Ashida directs the Empire State STEM Learning Network (Empire STEM), formed in June 2010 to build the capacity of local communities to create and institute innovative and sustainable STEM schools, policies, programs, platforms and partnerships across New York State to improve the college- and career-readiness of all students. Empire STEM is now under the stewardship of the State University of New York in partnership with... Read More →
Superintendent of Schools, Ballston Spa Central School District
Dr. Dragone has extensive experience in both urban and suburban school district leadership. In addition to leading the aforementioned initiatives, he has led school and district improvement planning, commitment to 21st Century Skills and a recent $49 million facilities project. His ability to create partnerships with business, industry and higher education has created alternative resource engines and unique program opportunities.
Vice President, Education, WMHT
A professional educator with over 30 years of experience in a wide-range of settings, Katherine joined WMHT in July 2005. She is responsible for the leadership and management of WMHT’s community engagement and educational programs.
Katherine holds NYS Permanent Certification in Special Education and Reading.
President, Center for Economic Growth
F. Michael Tucker was appointed President of the Center for Economic Growth in March 2007. CEG is a regional economic development organization serving New York’s Tech Valley, and promotes economic expansion through strategic initiatives to grow local companies, attract new investment, and prepare communities for future growth.
Mr. Tucker has extensive experience in business, economic development and energy... Read More →