About Starfish Education

Starfish Education, located near Seattle, Washington, specializes in STEM curriculum design, professional development workshops and community/corporate outreach for K-12 organizations and stakeholders.

Founded in 2005, Starfish Education provides STEM-related resources including customized curriculum design services and professional development services for school districts and organizations interested in helping students better acquire and refine STEM skills.

About Lane Slagle

Lane Slagle, Founder and Director of Starfish Education, specializes in STEM curriculum design and professional development for K-12 stakeholders.  As a former classroom teacher and district administrator, Ms. Slagle works closely with teachers to integrate best-practice STEM and implement rigor in instruction.

Leveraging over a decade of experience in the education industry, Lane uses her expertise to work with K-12 outreach professionals in other industries to help build the STEM pipeline and develop STEM curriculum to help students achieve.

In addition to working with companies and organizations, Lane enjoys teaching STEM workshops to K-12 teachers and stakeholders, hosting webinars and presenting conference sessions.  Through these means, she works to assist formal and informal teachers in improving STEM instruction through inquiry-based learning and to help them develop STEM skills in students.

As a former Chair of the national American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics (AIAA) STEM Committee, Ms. Slagle continues to raise awareness in STEM as an active member.  Lane also serves on the Education Advisory Board at the Museum of Flight in Seattle as well as the Pacific Northwest Board of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP), whose mission is to encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM.