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STEM Educators for Equity and Diversity (S.E.E.D) Fellows

The events in our nation have brought about an increased awareness of race and equity in the United States. Education has been a topic of this awareness as it relates to what and how students should be taught. Education reform that incorporates race, culture, and equity is on the horizon. As policy changes are being developed, it is vitally important to have associated changes in the classroom. Educators require a safe space to discuss the issues and the implications on both their instructional practices and classroom culture. To accomplish this, educators must have the knowledge and support to be empowered as advocates for their students. This group will be a support system as they advocate for social justice in education.



The program consists of North Carolina STEM educators, primarily in the content areas of science and math. Eligible participants can be K-12 science teachers, K-12 math teachers, STEM teachers, school-based STEM coaches, regional STEM district leaders, or informal educators. Preference will go to STEM teachers and school-based STEM coaches. However, we encourage all STEM educators, formal and informal, to apply.


The SEED Fellows is a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) community of practice. Each month we will read and discuss a book that focuses on DEI in the classroom. The books and reflection manuals are free to Fellows thanks to a generous donation by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF). 

The group meets every other Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 via ZOOM. In June, there will be a scheduled weekend event. In the Fall, participants will meet once a month. By December, all fellows must have implemented their self-designed PD. 

2022 SEED Fellows

Additional Information

View the 2021 SEED Fellows Video HERE

For all other information: Please email Michelle Ellis at