STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia

Meet Shane Woods: Girlstart

February 21, 2023 Dr. Natoshia Anderson
STEMming in Stilettos with Dr. Toshia
Meet Shane Woods: Girlstart
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Episode Summary
Shane Woods is a woman in STEM advocate. She believes in equity and diversity in STEM and wants to be STEM be equitable across all stations in life. Her experience as a Black woman in STEM and as a teacher has taught her how to advocate for all in STEM. She is thoughtful and mindful of the experiences that children are having in school and has sought to be an answer to the problem. Girl Start is a blessed organization to have her at the helm.

Shane Woods Bio
Shane is Girlstart’s Executive Director. She began her career as a middle school science teacher in the Fort Worth Independent School District. In her 17 years with the district, Shane was able to make her mark in every position she held from department chair to leading the entire district as the K-12 Science Director overseeing curriculum and assessment development while supporting teachers in honing their skills through year-long professional learning opportunities. Most recently, Shane acted as the Senior Director of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas STEM Center of Excellence, which is a 92-acre living laboratory where kids of all ages can explore and develop their competence and confidence in science, technology, engineering, and math – all while cultivating essential skills such as confidence, resilience, leadership, risk-taking, and problem-solving. Shane has a B.S. in Biology from Xavier University of New Orleans and an M.S.Ed. in Middle-Level Science and Mathematics from Walden University. She remains active in her community as a nationally recognized and award-winning leader and speaker in science education. Shane holds leadership positions with National Science Education Leadership Association, American Camp Association, and the Women Leading Technology Sorority.


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