Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

Georgia Science Teachers Association

GSTA 2022 Conference

 Hilton Conference Peachtree City Center

February 10-11, 2022 

click "GSTA 2022 Conference" above for more information.

E.L.I.P.S.E   8.0

Join us for Experiential Learning and Inquiry for Physical Science Educators. 

This one day event will be March 26, 2022 at the UNG-Gainesville campus.  This is a rescheduled date from January.

Registration ranges from $5-15.  Click here to register.


These students did a outstanding job describing what phenomenal science means to them.

Each winner will receive $100!  Yahooooo……

Congratulations to:

K-5 Winner:  Hannah Brown Dunleith Elementary, Marietta City Schools

6-8 Winner: Roohe Khan Blackmon Road Middle School, Muscogee County

9-12 WinnerAlexis Schneider Dacula High School, Gwinnett County

Your 2021-22 GSTA Board

The current GSTA Board consists of the following positions: 

Director:  Dr. Donna Barrett

President: Justin Harvey

President-elect: Dr. Nicole Page

Vice President: Chanel Johnson

Secretary:  Melissa Niemi

College Representative: Dr. Kania Greer

High School Representative: Rachel Pope   

Middle School Representative: Kristina Istre

Elementary School Representative:  Nicole Ford   

Science Supervisor Representative: Jeremy Peacock

District 1: Robert Bice

District 2: Alec Johnson

District 3: Kelly Bodner

District 4:  Natasha Smith

District 5: Dr. Sheila Barnes

District 6: Ashley Cody

District 7: Heather Cowart

District 8: Michelle Thompson

District 9: Donita Legoas

District 10: Teresa Massey

District 11: Patti Howell

District 12: Kathryn Mullen

GSTA Professional Resources

Besides our world famous GSTA Phenomena Bank, GSTA supports science teachers across the state by curating professional resources.

GSTA 2021 Virtual Conference and Mini-Conference Resources

Click the blue link above for the 2020 Conference and Mini-conference page.

Phenomena Bank - Get a free GSTA t-shirt!

Want a free GSTA t-shirt? The first 25 people to submit an approved phenomena to the GSTA phenomena bank will receive a t-shirt. Here are the steps:

1. Submit the phenomena (you will include the GSE element, link to phenomena (image, data set, graph, video, etc.), more details about the phenomena, and a lesson resource. See the phenomena bank for more details and examples. Be sure the phenomena is aligned to the 3-D nature of the GSE. 

2. Once completed, submit this form that includes your t-shirt size, color preference, and mailing address.


Join NSTA and GSTA at the same time, getting a discount for each.  Click here to go to the NSTA website to select this option.

GSTA is committed to supporting excellence in science teaching for the students of Georgia. GSTA works to CONNECT, INFORM, SUPPORT, and ADVOCATE for science teachers in Georgia. We also seek to PARTNER with like-minded formal and informal science education organizations to further GSTA’s mission and goals.


CONNECT Georgia science teachers to vibrant local and statewide professional networks that enhance their classroom practice and the value of their membership. 

Professional Learning

INFORM GSTA members through a variety of professional learning opportunities that enhance access to current, research-based practices for teachers at all levels, for all disciplines, and in all settings across Georgia. 


SUPPORT GSTA members through professional resources that help teachers improve their practice, the academic lives of their students, and their school communities.


ADVOCATE for excellent science education in Georgia on behalf of teachers and students and encourage our members to raise their own voices in support of excellent science education for all students in our state. 


PARTNER with informal science education stakeholders to facilitate science literacy opportunities for learners of all ages in real-world communities.

Upcoming Events

Support the Georgia Science Teachers Education Foundation (GSTEF) through Amazon Smile.  All monies go towards awards, scholarships, and mini-grants for teachers and students!

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