Dr Scott Sleap is a leading Australian expert in STEM education and workforce development with over 20 years’ experience in various secondary and tertiary education and workforce development roles. Dr Sleap is responsible for the development and implementation of numerous STEM-based vocational and university programs, which earned him the prestigious Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in 2018. Dr Sleap is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the STEM Industry School Partnerships Program.
Mr Matt Scott
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Matt Scott is currently STEM Curriculum Advisor 7-12 for the NSW Department of Education, providing STEM implementation and program support for secondary staff and schools as well as strategic advice for the department. Previously, as Head Teacher STEM at Canobolas Rural Technology High School in Orange, NSW he was responsible for the establishment of the nationally recognised STEM curriculum for Stage 4 and 5. His philosophy for STEM education includes integrating career stories so students can 'see what they can be'. In his role as SISP Project manager, he is responsible for supporting the Project Lead in the development and implementation of the program.
In her role as school-based coordinator for the SISP program, Peggy works to establish and maintain a regional STEM learning community and Academy of Excellence. On a day-to-day basis, this incorporates the coordination of STEM activities (regional & school-based), delivery and facilitation of Teacher Professional Learning, development and piloting of STEM teaching and learning resources, data management to support the SISP program and liaison with Industry Partners. Peggy is passionate about establishing equitable STEM education opportunities for students and is excited about the potential of STEM education to support the needs of a rapidly changing global workforce.
In her role as the SISP Communications Officer, Nikki is responsible for the communications, project management and support for a varying range of SISP activities. One of the major projects Nikki manages each year is the annual STEM Conference (previously known as the Regional Future Focused Learning Conference), as well as other SISP major events. When she is not pulling together events she is responsible for the SISP program’s communication to key stakeholders and supporting the SISP Project Leader.