Dr. Reagan Flowers began her education career as a high school science teacher and has since remained dedicated to her calling as a leader in academia. Dr. Flowers’ experience caused her to take up the mission of closing the academic achievement gap through the founding of C-STEM Teacher and Student Support Services, Inc. In 2002, Dr. Flowers created the nation’s first integrated STEM enrichment program for Pre K through 12th grade. She combined the experience she had as an educator with her personal childhood learning challenges and created a theory and action plan in her doctoral dissertation. For 12 years Dr. Flowers, has been implementing integrated STEM best practices into classrooms internationally. Dr. Flowers founded C-STEM using her personal resources and has led the organization in unprecedented expansion of services and revenue growth. The organization has impacted more than 100,000 students, and its revenue over the years has grown from $5k to more than $3 Million. Dr. Flowers has authored two books about STEM education, received numerous recognitions including being named in 100 Women Leaders in STEM and has been featured in U.S. World News Report for her WISE award nomination. Dr. Flowers is also on the national board of the American Leadership Forum. She continues to produce articles and blogs and links her success to three things: education, compassion and an “iron will” to make a difference.