NCSLC PK-12 Representatives

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Beth Scheirer, New Hanover County Schools

Beth Scheirer is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University (undergrad) and Michigan State University (graduate).  Since 2005, Beth has partnered with students on the path to earning a high school diploma as the Graduation Coach at E. A. Laney High School in Wilmington, NC.  Beth is a die-hard supporter of service-learning because of its power to engage educators and students in the curriculum, making learning personally relevant and valuable.  She joined the NCSLC Executive Board  to ensure the mission to promote, support, advance, and sustain high quality service-learning across North Carolina is attained.

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Frank McKay, NC New Schools/Breakthrough Learning

Frank McKay brings a variety of experience in education and youth development to his current work as Director of School Services at NC New Schools/Breakthrough Learning including 15 years teaching middle and high school math and science. McKay has led teacher training for the U.S. Peace Corps and has served as an instructor and staff trainer for North Carolina Outward Bound. McKay’s professional interests include creating strong learning communities for all learners, and extending student learning into the community using project-based learning, service-learning and experiential education.

McKay holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy from Lenoir-Rhyne University and a master’s degree in ecological teaching and learning from Lesley University. His recognitions include the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Education, the national Bartlett Merit Award, and North Carolina Environmental Educator of the Year.