Tuesday, November 12 | Submitted by Charlotte McCoy | Downtown Central
Discovery Center of Springfield’s Board of Directors has named Charlotte McCoy Interim Executive Director, effective November 24th, after the resignation of founding Director Emily Fox. “Emily has exemplified the spirit and mission of the Discovery Center by furthering children’s science education in our community that will inspire a life-long love of learning and help break the cycle of poverty. All of us at DCS thank her and wish her the best. Charlotte will do an excellent job of continuing these efforts and assisting our new Executive Director in the future.”, states Jeff Eiserman, President of the Board of Directors.
The naming of an interim director is in line with the succession plan already in place at the Discovery Center. A search committee will be formed as soon as possible with a job posting to follow.
Charlotte has served the Discovery Center as its Marketing/Special Events Director for the last 13 years. The Discovery Center has a leadership team in place that will continue to uphold the high quality that DCS has established throughout its history, and that leadership team is comprised of professionals who possess substantial experience in education, accounting, public relations and retail. The Discovery Center’s team is comprised of people who are dedicated to the DCS mission and are progressive, experienced, knowledgeable, capable, and enthusiastic about that mission.
Discovery Center of Springfield facility is located in downtown Springfield with over 50,000 square feet of gallery space, and over 200 exhibits that are designed to engage learners of all ages. The facility is an ever-changing, dynamic resource, and an asset to the city of Springfield.
Discovery Center serves over 100,000 families and children each year as a fun family destination, tourist attraction for Springfield and educational resource for teachers and families from throughout the region.
Discovery Center of Springfield is a hands-on interactive science center located at 438 E St. Louis in downtown Springfield, Missouri. Completing an expansion project in September, 2006 to be the 1st LEED Gold Certified building in southwest Missouri. Current Discovery Center hours are Tuesday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday- Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 1-5pm. Admission is free to members and children 2 & under. $12.00 adults, $10.00 seniors and $8.00 children (3-15)
Marketing/Special Events Director
417-862-9910 Ext 713