The local hands-on children’s museum in Binghamton has a new leader.

Doctor Brenda Myers has been named Executive Director of the Discovery Center of the Southern Tier.

The children’s museum says Dr. Myers is a researcher and practitioner of social cognitive theory and instructional design with over 36 years of experience in education, leadership and instruction. Most recently, Dr. Myers was the superintendent of schools for districts in New York and Connecticut.

Interim Executive Director Cheryl Dutko will continue with the Discovery Center as Assistant Executive Director according to board president, Erik Jones.

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Dr. Myers officially begins her new role August 4.

Residents have a chance to meet the new director during an event for adults at the Discovery Center.  The annual “Evening of Wine and Roses” fundraiser is being held Thursday, August 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Discovery Center’s Story Garden.  Tickets are still available at www.thediscoverycenter.org.

The Discovery Center is located next to Ross Park Zoo on Morgan Road on the South Side of the City of Binghamton.

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