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Carol Fletcher

The University of Texas at Austin
Director, Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC)
The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education
Dr. Carol Fletcher is the Deputy Director of the Center for STEM Education at UT Austin. In that capacity, she directs several statewide professional development programs for STEM teachers such as the TRC and WeTeach_CS, serving over 10,000 educators annually through 80+ projects involving all 20 Education Service Centers, 40+ colleges and universities, and 800+ school districts.
Carol has been elected to 6 terms on the Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees since 2001, serving as Board President for five years. She is active in legislative and school finance issues as well as issues related to STEM education and school accountability. Her experiences as a teacher, policymaker, parent and university administrator result in a unique perspective on the challenges and potential solutions our country faces regarding STEM education and workforce development. As a result, she has served in numerous leadership roles that bridge the gap between education, workforce, and policy such as the Chair of the Texas Computer Science Task Force, CS4TX Steering Committee, Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Legislative Advisory Council, the Comptroller's Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) Advisory Board, the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) STEM Action Team, the Texas Education Agency’s STEM Educator Standards Committee, E3 College and Career Success Leadership Team, NSF’s Texas Girls Collaborative Project Champions Board, NSF’s Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance state lead, UTeach Advisory Board and Hill Country Science Mill Advisory Board.