Catherine Wallwork Horne, Elementary Science, Senior Administrator for Wake County Public School System, is credited for building a high-quality elementary science education program in Wake County. Ms. Horne has developed partnerships with the schools and scientists and educational research experts. She has also collaborated on a number of National Science Foundation grants which have enabled teachers to receive professional development to strengthen their instructional strategies and implement new techniques that enhance student learning.

Zebetta King, a Wake County Public School teacher, wrote about Ms. Horne:

“She has strongly advocated for a 60-minute instructional block of time for science instruction at grades 2-5 because she understands the importance of children having the opportunity to ‘do science’ and develop a conceptual understanding of science content.”