Steve Pierce currently serves as Co-Coordinator of the North Carolina Geographic Alliance. He taught sixth grade social studies for 31 years prior to his retirement in 2004. Steve attended his first NCGA Summer Geography Institute in 1989, and the next year he received further training in the Instructional Leadership Institute at NGS in Washington, DC. He served on the staff of the Instructional Leadership Institute in 1994 and 1995. As NCGA Co-Coordinator, Steve works with NCGA committees in planning and carrying out professional development for teachers, coordinating Alliance outreach efforts, and seeking grants to sustain the work of the NCGA.