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Welcome to the Georgia Science Teachers Association!


Congratulations to These Georgia Educators on Winning NSTA Awards


NSTA Distinguished Service to Science Education Award

Cherry Brewton

Executive Director

Evans County Community Center

Statesboro, GA


PASCO STEM Educator Awards

Middle School Level

Brian Soash

Science Teacher and STEM Program Coordinator

Lee County Middle School West

Leesburg, GA


Vernier Technology Awards

Middle School Level

Terra McMillan 

Science Teacher

Thomson Middle School

Centerville, GA


Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers

Alexandra N. Schoessler

Life Science Teacher

Trail Middle School

Johns Creek, GA


Shell Science Teaching Award 

Semi-finalists

L. Renee Andrews – Marietta, GA

Annette Simpson – Marietta, GA


Who Are We?

As an organization we are committed to support excellent science teaching for the students of the state of Georgia. A major function of the organization is to host an annual conference each February, offered to all people involved with science education in the state.


We also support science education professionals through our eObservations newsletter, professional development opportunities, teacher and student awards, a voice at the legislature, and this web site.  You will find parts of this site are available only to members of the GSTA and some are available to non-members.  

Please return often due to new updated materials and please use the resources available.  All have been created for you by fellow science educators in the state.  We seek your contribution to add to these resources.  Together, we can make Georgia a model for science education in the nation.

JOIN US!

See the "Upcoming Events for Teachers" tab for ongoing opportunities! If you would like us to post your staff development info, send a link to your event info with a link to a webpage to Zoe Evans, GSTA Webmaster.


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Upcoming Events

13 Mar 2017 8:00 PM • Virtual Meeting
01 May 2017 9:00 AM • Henry County


GSTA Board Elections: Your Vote Counts

It is time for our members to elect the next slate of leaders for GSTA's board of directors.  The following positions are up for election.


  • President-Elect 
  • Vice-President 
  • Middle School Representative 
  • College Level Representative 
  • District Directors – All odd districts (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, & 11)

Please visit GSTA's 2017 elections page to review candidates information and to cast your ballot. The election runs through February 28th.


Georgia Science...Engage!

With the theme, Georgia Science... Engage!this year's conference focused on engaging students in 3D science learning with the new Georgia Standards of Excellence, in STEM learning that is grounded in the science classroom, and in literacy that supports effective science reasoning.

  • Strand 1:Engaging in the Science Georgia Standards of Excellence (Co-sponsored by GaDOE)
  • Strand 2: Engaging in STEM to Provide Context for Science
  • Strand 3: Engaging in Literacy to Advance Science Instruction

Members can login to view session materials here.


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