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NSTA Leadership


Transforming science education to benefit all through professional learning, partnerships and advocacy.


NSTA Governance

Board of Directors

NSTA Division Directors


Early Childhood-Elementary Science Teaching

Anne Lowry 24-27
Lead Teacher preK class
Aleph Academy

Director, Middle Level Science Teaching

Carrie Jones 24-27
8th Grade Science
Dillard Drive Magnet Middle School

Director, High School Science Teaching

Jodi Bahr 22-25 
Science Teacher
Harvard Middle/High School

Director, Post-Secondary Science Teaching

Richard Jones 22-25
University of Hawaii West Oahu

Director, Coordination and Supervision of Science Teaching

Kristen Crawford 22-25
School District of the Chathams
K-12 Supervisor of Science

Director, Informal Science

Karen Hays 24-27
School & Teacher Partnerships Manager
Denver Zoo

Director, Multicultural/Equity in Science Education

Leena Bakshi 23-26
Executive Director

Director, Preservice Teacher Preparation

Lisa Brown 23-26
Associate Professor
Sam Houston State University

Director, Professional Learning in Science Education

Jesse Wilcox 24-27
Assistant Professor of Biology and Science Education
University of Northern Iowa

Director, Research in Science Education

Deborah Hanuscin 23-26
Western Washington University

Ex Officio



Claire Lannoye-Hall 23-26
Director of Education
Detroit Zoological Society

Erika C. Shugart
Chief Executive Officer
National Science Teaching Association


Christine A. Royce (21-24)
Parliamentarian Professor
Co-Director MAT in STEM Education
Shippensburg University

Staff Contacts


Chief Executive Officer & Secretary

Erika Shugart

Executive Assistant to the CEO & Recording Secretary

Michelle Butler


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