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Eddie Tabata


Executive Director
Phone: 714.541.5300
Email: eddie.tabata@scienceoc.org
Eddie Tabata joined Science@OC as the executive director, July 2016.
Eddie brings his 18 years of experience as a teacher, consultant and operational manager, most recently with the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. His professional experiences include facilitating professional development for elementary science, science materials management, and the integration of technology in science programs. Eddie has also served on the faculty for the LASER Institute for the Smithsonian Science Education Center where he has worked with school districts in Orange County and nationally in developing science education strategic plans.
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Laurie Smith


Program Manager
Phone:714.541.5300 ext 3
Email: laurie.smith@scienceoc.org
Laurie Smith joined Science@OC in Jan 2012. In her current role as program manager she provides strategic planning support to school districts and manages the day-to-day program activities and professional development for Science@OC. She has extensive experience coaching school districts through the strategic planning process; designing, managing and evaluating programs and professional development; and facilitating connections between educators and STEM professionals to support student learning. Laurie has served as a team coach for the Strategic Planning Institute facilitated by the Smithsonian Science Education Center and currently serves as a technical assistance coach for the OC STEM Ecosystem Institute.