The Board of the Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) 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 one Saturday per month, both in person and virtually throughout the year, to coordinate the activities of GSTA. The board positions up for election this year are described below. The duties and responsibilities for each position can be accessed by clicking on the name of the position. 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 in the President-Elect (Year 1), President (Year 2), and Executive Director (Year 3) capacity. Candidates should have prior experience serving on the GSTA Board to bring a good understanding of GSTA's current work into their vision for the organization's future. As President-Elect, during 2023-24, the board member will serve as Program Chair of the 2024 Annual Conference which includes selecting the theme, conference topics, and proposals to develop and organize the conference session schedule and program. As President of the organization, during 2024-25, the board member manages the organization which includes scheduling, organizing, and facilitating board meetings and work sessions, selecting the chairs of committees, and representing the organization to the public. As Executive Director, during 2025-26, the board member serves as an advisor to the organization and Conference Chairperson managing the logistical and operational aspects of the 2026 Annual Conference. During the three years of service, this board member also serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Science Teachers Education Foundation.
Vice-President This position is a two-year commitment to serve in the leadership of the organization. The Vice-President coordinates GSTA-sponsored youth activities and maintains the membership records of the organization. The Vice-President also serves on the Executive Board of GSTA, working closely with the Director, President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Executive Treasurer to make key decisions to support and meet the priorities of the organization.
Middle School and College Level Representatives Each of these positions is a two-year commitment to serve in the leadership of the organization. Level Representatives serve as a voice and support the work of their respective levels. These board members also serve on the GSTA Awards Committee, submit information for the eObservations newsletter and social media platforms, and coordinate the Share-A-Thon at the annual conference.
District Directors--1, 3, 5, 7, 9, & 11 Each of these positions is a two-year commitment to serve in the leadership of the organization. District Directors serve as a voice and support the work of their respective GSTA Districts as determined by their work location. District Directors support membership in their district through disseminating information, helping GSTA provide quality professional development to the science teachers in their GSTA District, serving and leading various GSTA committees, and coordinating the GSTA District Meet and Greet at the annual conference. Odd numbered districts (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, & 11) are open for candidates during this election.
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