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GSTA Board 2022 Nominations

  • 16 Dec 2021
  • 28 Jan 2022
  • 11:59 PM
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The Board of the Georgia Science Teachers Association serves as a voice for science teachers in Georgia at all levels.  Would you, or someone you know be a good spokesperson for the needs of science instruction for students in Georgia?  If so, please consider running for office, or nominating someone you think might serve the interests of teachers and students well.

Board members  meet regularly, both in person and virtually throughout the year, to coordinate the activities of GSTA.  Several positions will need to be filled this coming year.  Below are the positions and an introduction to the duties associated.  A full description can be found in the GSTA Constitution.

President Elect  This position is a three-year commitment to serve as leader of the organization.  Candidates should have prior experience serving on the Board to bring a good understanding of GSTA's current work into their vision for the organization's future.  Duties during the President-Elect year are to serve as program chair of the 2023 conference including setting the theme and organizing the proposals. During the 2023-24 year of service this person will serve as President of the organization, chairing Board meetings, managing the business of the organization, and representing the organization to the public.  During the 2024-25 year of service as Executive Director this person will chair the logistical portion of the 2025 conference.

Secretary This position is a two-year commitment to serve in the leadership of the organization. The Secretary maintains minutes of all GSTA meetings.  As a member of the Executive Board, the Secretary works closely with the Director, President, President-Elect, Vice-President, and Executive Treasurer to make key decisions related to meeting the priorities of the organization.

Elementary and High School Level Representatives Each of these positions is a two-year commitment to serve in the leadership of the organization.  Duties include attending Board meetings and serving as a voice for elementary or high school teachers and students in the state.  The level representative will solicit or write articles for the newsletter, support the program chair in soliciting presentations for the conference, and coordinate a level Share-A-Thon at the 2021and 2022 conferences, as well as other duties related to their level.

District Representatives 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, &12  Each of these positions is a two-year commitment to serve in the leadership of the organization.  This person will speak at Board meetings representing the concerns of science teachers in their part of Georgia.  The representative will support membership in their district through disseminating information and helping GSTA provide quality professional development in their area.  Even-numbered districts (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, & 12) are open for candidates during this election.  (The location where you work is your district.)  


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