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Great Teachers Deserve Recognition!

The 2017 GSTA Awards Banquet will be held Friday February 3, 2016 at the Atlanta Evergreen Stone Mountain Resort.

Additional tickets, if available, can be purchased at the GSTA store.
2017 Awards Dinner Speaker

Mary Gromko

NSTA President: Awards Dinner Address

Dr. Mary Gromko is the president of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). She began serving her one-year term on June 1, 2016. Gromko is currently a retired science educator in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Gromko has been a devoted teacher and dedicated leader in the science education community for more than 40 years. She began her career in education as a high school chemistry teacher in Connecticut. After moving to Colorado, she continued to teach for the Academy School District in Colorado Springs. During that time, Gromko also served as an instructor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and the University of Denver. In 1989, after 17 years in the classroom, Gromko moved on to accept a position as the state science supervisor for the Colorado Department of Education. In 1999, she began working as the K–12 science supervisor for a large school district in Colorado Springs. Most recently, Gromko served as a coordinator for teacher professional development at the University of Colorado's Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education. As the coordinator, she worked to implement STEM programs in grades K–16.  Gromko earned a B.A. degree in chemistry and a M.S. degree in science/chemistry and science education from the University of Connecticut and a Ph.D. in curriculum and administration from the University of Denver.

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