Meet Sam Houston

Monday, September 26, 2011

Knightdale 100 would like to thank Dr. Sam Houston for presenting at our "What does it mean to be a STEM school forum".  Please meet Dr. Sam Houston:

Prior to his current job, Houston has served as vice president for Program and Policy of EdGate Inc. and was the first executive director of the University of North Carolina Center for School Leadership Development. A former public school teacher and veteran educational administrator, Houston also previously served as executive director of the North Carolina Education Standards and Accountability Commission. In 2007, he chaired the North Carolina State Board of Education's Blue Ribbon Commission on Testing and Accountability.

Houston holds undergraduate and master's degrees from Appalachian State University, an Educational Specialist Degree from East Carolina University, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has been a teacher, a junior high and high school principal, an adjunct professor of education at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the superintendent of Mooresville City Schools.
Houston previously served on the National Science Resources Center Advisory Board and currently serves on the Microsoft School of the Future World Summit Advisory Board and the Microsoft Innovative Schools World Wide Working Group. Houston currently serves on the James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy Board of Directors and received the Distinguished Career Award from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro School of Education. He also serves as advisor to the JOBS Commission (Joining Our Businesses and Schools) chaired by Lt. Governor Walter Dalton.

Suggested Links:

HIGH NOON as recommended reading by Dr. Sam Houston.

Grand Engineering Challenges (14)

Link to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills


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