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CHARLOTTE LAB SCHOOL

The Charlotte Lab School is a North Carolina K-8 tuition-free public charter school that opened in the Fall of 2015 in Uptown Charlotte. In its first year, the Lab School served 288 students in grades K-4, growing to ultimately serve approximately 540 students in grades K-8. In May 2014, the Lab School was named a "Breakthrough Model" for innovation through the Next Generation Learning Challenge.

Address: 301 East 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone Number: 704-464-3830

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COLBY SNYDER

Maker VISTA Training and Development Coordinator

“Scientist and Maker” Colby Snyder enjoyed an extensive professional career of over 20 years as an environmental scientist. She recently took her experience and passion for science and put it to work as an educator at the Charlotte Lab School. Last year, Colby helped to develop the Maker class curriculum at the Lab School as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. Colby is looking forward to continuing this journey in the upcoming year as Charlotte Lab School’s Scientist-in-Residence.

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BRITTANY NEWSWANGER

Maker VISTA Volunteer and Expansion Coordinator

Brittany was born and raised in Mason, OH. After high school, she attended the University of Cincinnati where she pursued a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership. Throughout her college years she became involved in a student-lead non-profit called, College Mentors for Kids where she would serve as the President her last two years. Following her undergraduate education, she was selected to be an AmeriCorps VISTA member for the Charlotte Lab School in Charlotte, NC where she assisted with program development, recruitment, developing an after school program and more. Brittany will continue her journey this year as a Teaching Fellow at Charlotte Lab School where she will work with EC students in Math, grades 2-3.