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Dianne Affleck elected regional director for National Science Education Leadership Association

Dianne Affleck, assistant director of the Center for Mathematics and Science Education and coordinator of the Pre-College Program, has been elected Region C Director for the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA). Her three-year term of office will begin March 29 at the organization's national conference in St. Louis.

As one of six directors nationwide, she will be a voting member of the NSELA Board of Directors and will serve as the primary liaison for members in Region C, which includes 11 states in Southeastern United States. She will participate in two Board meetings each year and a five-day leadership institute in the summer. Additionally, she will be involved in a variety of local activities such as judging panels at science fairs and speaking engagements at workshops and conferences.

Affleck came to the School of Education in July 2000. She was assistant coordinator for the Pre-College Program for two years before assuming her current position.

She holds a Master of Science degree in chemical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Engineering degree in chemical engineering from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Smith College, Northampton, Mass.  

NSELA was formed in 1959 to meet a need to develop science education leadership for K-16 schools. Its members are interested in a broad array of topics including student learning, safety, curriculum, technology, professional development, assessment, inquiry and science education reform. NSELA currently has more than 1,200 members who hold a variety of science education leadership positions in K-16 schools throughout the United States.