Former ASCD President Joins NEF to Head up Federal Grants/STEM Academy division

(PRWEB) May 25, 2013

Dr. Art Stellar, to head NEFs Midwest and Southern region federal grants/ STEM Academy division. We are tremendously excited about Arts plans for our federal grants and STEM Academy programs commented NEFS Chairman Dr. Appu Kuttan. Stellars primary role is to aid school districts across the United States (specifically KS, MO, IL, TN, GA, MS, & FL) apply for and receive funding through the Federal Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB) program (

Each state has millions of dollars available with most being currently unclaimed. This funding is first come, first served and may not exist in the future if left unused or not utilized according to the Federal requirements. Interested school administrators should contact Dr. Stellar (828-764-1785 or artstellar(at)yahoo(dot)com)

Stellar brings a broad range of educational experience to NEF. He has served as superintendent of school districts in various states, as well as being a central office administrator, principal, coach, and teacher. Dr. Stellar has also been active in numerous professional organizations including being elected president of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the North American Chapter of the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction and the Horace Mann League. He was also elected vice-president of the New York State PTA and chairman of the Board for the National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University.

We selected Dr. Stellar for this role due to his passion for better education for our disadvantaged students, wide range of contacts, knowledge of education and ability to communicate, along with his track record of getting things done, stated Dr. Appu Kuttan, founder and president of the National Education Foundation. He continued, Our mission is to help raise student achievement by assisting school districts access funds while ensuring that they meet all the requirements of QZAB.

About NEF: The National Education Foundation (NEF) is the national nonprofit leader in bridging the STEM education divides. As part of its mission, NEF assists school districts with Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB) funding at the request of the US Congress and the US Education Department. The National Education Foundation has been working with both and the state QZAB directors on QZAB since the inception of the QZAB in 1998. The Foundation is based in Alexandria, Virginia and can be reached at http://www.cyberlearning For information on QZAB, visit

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