Dr. Camille T. Stegman, Executive Director
Camille is in a unique position to offer insight into how science can be taught in rural schools around Nevada. She has held many different positions within state science leadership and her perspective assists the Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA) in focusing on good science teaching within rural elementary classrooms. As always her primary focus is on what is best for Nevada and Nevada’s children. Camille actively mentors teachers in her district. She can frequently be found in the classroom showing both teacher and students how to “do science.” She frequently attends and presents at science conferences. Camille is an avid supporter of inquiry-based learning, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and 21st century skills for all Nevada students.
Camille has recently been elected as the chair of the NV STEM Coalition, has been appointed to Governor Sandoval’s STEM Advisory Council, and has served as the President of the Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA) and currently serves as the Executive Director. Camille was the 2015-2018 NSTA Region XVI District Director, a district that encompasses Nevada, California, Hawaii, Guam, and the Pacific Islands. She has assisted in coordinating several science/STEM conferences in the Reno area and was the program coordinator for the NSTA Area Conference in Reno 2015 and is currently on the NSTA National Conference Committee and the Conference Chair for the 2018 NSTA Area Conference being held in Reno. Additionally, she was a program committee member for the International ASTE Conference held in Reno. Camille has presented at many state, area, and national conferences. Her recent focus has been on helping elementary teachers gain confidence in using the three-dimensions found in the K-12 Framework for Science Education. Her most recent focus is preliminary work with PIER (Partners in Education Roatan) on finding research funding for science inquiry education in Roatan. Camille holds a Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction as well as two Masters Degrees, one in Science Education and one in Educational Leadership.