Dr. Linda Stroud


OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer
National Safety Council Certified Bloodborne Pathogen Instructor
National Registry of Certified Chemists Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer
Manager of Environmental Safety & Health Certification
Advanced Safety Certification
Adjunct Professor of Science Education at UNC-Pembroke
HAZCOM Trainer
Recipient of the 2010 Val Hunsucker Award from the North Carolina Science Teachers Assoiciation (NCSTA)
Commissioner North Carolina Education Standards and Accountability Commission (1993-97)
Trustee North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (1991-1999)
President North Carolina Science Teachers Association (1993)
Presidential Award Winner for Excellence in Science Teaching (1991)
Einstein Fellow, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (1996)
Retired Chemistry Teacher with 34 years of experience at university and secondary level
Tandy Technology Scholar (1991)
National Science Teachers Association District Director (1999-2001)
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow (1988 & 1989)

Professional Memberships

Affiliate & Honorary member of Council of State Supervisors
American Chemical Society
American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health & Safety
Association of Presidential Awardees in Science
Mid-State Safety Council of the North Carolina Regional Councils (NC Industrial Commission)
National Safety Council
National Science Teachers Association
North Carolina Association of Local Governmental Employee Safety Officials
North Carolina Science Leadership Association
North Carolina Science Teachers Association
Safety & Health Council of North Carolina
Sigma Xi

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Dr. Todd Kurbusieski

Todd J. Korbusieski, Ed. D., is currently in his 18th year working in education and is the Assistant Principal for Curriculum at John A. Holmes High School in Edenton North Carolina.


  • From 1990 to 1997 he taught science at Creswell High School where he also served as the Science Department Chair.

  • He holds a North Carolina 300 teaching certificate and has taught Earth Science, Physical Science, Chemistry, Biology and Physics over the course of his career.

  • In the summer of 1997 he was appointed Assistant Principal for Student Services at John A Holmes High School in Edenton and after the untimely death of the school’s principal served as the school’s Interim Principal for 8 months.

  • He was chosen as the 2005-2006 Administrator of the Year for Edenton Chowan Schools and currently serves on the statewide Schools Attuned Advisory Board.

  • In the summers of 2006 & 2007, he has been an instructor in the Science & Safety Level 1 & Level II Seminars for LEA Science Safety Facilitators.


  • Dr. Korbusieski holds a B.A. degree in Biology from Skidmore College and was the recipient of the Donald W. Pyle Award recognizing outstanding senior research at that school.

  • In 1989 he received a M.S.T. from Boston College and in 2006 was awarded his Doctorate in Education from East Carolina University. His dissertation entitled North Carolina School-based Administrators Knowledge and Perceptions Concerning Science Laboratory Safety included the latest science laboratory safety survey of public schools in North Carolina.

  • Dr. Korbusieski has been published in both the Journal of Experimental Botany and the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety.

  • He has received training in the Total Science Safety Program as well as NIOSH based science laboratory safety training and has done numerous science laboratory site evaluations across North Carolina.

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Supervision and Development
  • North Carolina Association of School Administrators
  • North Carolina Science Teachers Association
  • North Carolina Science Leadership Association.


Clara Stallings


East Carolina University – BS in Intermediate Education in Science & Language Arts/Reading, 1978

NC State University – Masters in Middle School Education-Computer Education/Mathematics Concentration 1992

NC State University – Doctoral work in Education Administration-Public Administration Minor-on-going

Professional Experience and Current Areas of NC Certification:

Teacher, 1978-1993, Franklin County Schools, Youngsville School (K-8) – taught 6th grade self-contained; Grades 4-8; Chapter 1 Reading; Grades 4-8 Computer Lab; 7th and 8th Grade Science; 7th and 8th Grade Math; 8th Grade Algebra 1; Mentor for 6 years

Middle School Science Consultant, October, 1993 – February, 2006, NCDPI, Raleigh, NC

Science Safety Program Chair, 1993-2005, NCDPI

Science Teacher/Math Teacher, February, 2006, Wakefield Middle School, Raleigh, NC

NC Certification: Elementary Education; Grades 4-9 Mathematics; Grades 4-9 Science; Grades K-12 Reading; K-12 Computer Specialist; Mentor; Highly Qualified

HAZCOM Trainer – UT-Austin, Charles A Dana Center, June 2006

OSHA Safety Update 2004

NIOSH-based Science Safety Consultant – 2001 to present

Total Science Safety Systems Trainer, Laboratory Safety Instructor/

Consultant for various NC LEAs,

Science Safety Professional Development Provider/C2S2LP (Customized Comprehensive Science Safety Laboratory Program) – 2006 to present

27 years experience in education ranging from classroom experience to State/National Leadership with North Carolina Department of Education

National Science Teachers Association Safety Committee member – 2003-2005

State Coordinator for Presidential Award in Science Teaching for NCDPI – 2002-2005

Professional Memberships:

North Carolina Science Leadership Association
Council of State Science Supervisors
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics
North Carolina Science Teachers Association


Stroud, Linda M., Clara Stallings, and Todd J Korbusieski. Implementation of a science laboratory safety program in North Carolina Schools. J. Chem. Health & Safety (2007), Vol. 14, No. 3. May/June 2007. 20-30.

Stallings, Clara, Jack Gerlovich and Rahul Parsa. Science Safety: A Status Report: North Carolina Schools. The Reflector, NCSTA. Fall, 2001.

Dennis Johnson

Dennis Johnson is a retired science educator with experience as a middle school science teacher, high school Physical Science teacher, and Science Outreach Coordinator with NC State’s Science House. Dennis has lead numerous science workshops which focused on elementary and middle level science content, pedagogy, and technology integration. He has also lead science safety workshops for pre and in-service elementary, middle, and high school science teachers.

Mr. Johnson awards include the Defense Mapping School’s Office of the Year, Max Abbott Middle School and Jack Britt High School’s Teacher of the Year, and NC State University’s College of Physical and Mathematical Science’s Award of Excellence. Dennis is a member of the North Carolina Science Teachers Association, North Carolina Science Leadership Association, and North Carolina Middle School Association. He has also earned over 40 hours towards his MESH Level 1 Safety Certification.

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