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NSTA Board and Council

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    NSTA Presidents


    Elizabeth Mulkerrin
    Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
    Vice President of Education


    Julie A. Luft
    University of Georgia
    Distinguished Research Professor & Athletic Association Professor of Science and Mathematics Education

    Retiring President

    Eric J. Pyle
    Department of Geology and Environmental Science
    James Madison University


    NSTA Division Directors

    Director, Preschool/Elementary Science Teaching

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

    Director, Middle Level Science Teaching

    Heather Anglin 21-24
    Science/STEM Educator
    Stephen Decatur Middle School/ PGCPS

    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

    Brian Kutsch, 21-24

    Director, Multicultural/Equity in Science Education

    Alicia S. Conerly 20-23
    Lawrence County School District

    Director, Preservice Teacher Preparation

    Donna Governor 20-23
    Associate Professor of Science Education
    University of North Georgia

    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

    Cynthia D. Crockett 20-23
    Science Education Specialist
    Education Researcher
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
    Science Education Department


    Ex Officio




    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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