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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

Jennifer C. Williams 21-24
Isidore Newman School
Lower School Science Department Chair

Director, Middle Level Science Teaching

Kathleen Brooks 22-24
Retired Middle School Science 
Teacher/Educational Consultant

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

Lindsay Milner 22-24
Educational Designer - Research & Development
Mad Science Group Inc.

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

Kimberley Astle 21-24
Washington State Science Program Supervisor
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

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
Executive Director
National Science Teaching Association


Harold Pratt (21-24)
Educational Consultants
Littleton, Colorado

Staff Contacts


Executive Director & Secretary

Erika Shugart, Executive Director

Director, Executive Administration/Governance/Awards/Nominations
Recording Secretary

Michelle Butler, Director, Governance


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