Discovery Education names new director of global STEM initiatives

Discovery Education has named Dr. Cindy Moss director of global STEM initiatives, responsible for designing, developing and implementing comprehensive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives.

In addition to developing new initiatives, Dr. Moss also will help expand Discovery Education’s current STEM programs, including the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge and the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, among others.

Dr. Moss joins Discovery Education from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), where she was director of STEM for the district. In that position, she led the district’s efforts to improve science teaching. She was responsible for overseeing STEM curriculum for more than 130,000 students. Under her leadership, CMS teachers earned national awards and schools partnered with businesses to provide real-world STEM lessons for students. Prior to leading STEM education for CMS, Dr. Moss taught biology, chemistry and other high school science courses.

Among her many achievements, Dr. Moss was recognized with the North Carolina Science, Math and Technology Administrator Award in 2010.