The Board of the Georgia Science Teachers Association serves as a voice for K-12 science teachers in Georgia. 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 electronically throughout the year, and 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 constitution located under the ABOUT button at the Georgiascienceteacher.org website.
President Elect This position is a three year commitment to serve in leadership of the organization. Candidates should have prior experience serving on the Board to bring a good understanding of the association’s work to the leadership work. Duties during the president-elect year are to chair the program of the 2016 conference, setting the theme and organizing the proposals. During the 2016-17 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 2017-18 year of service as Past-President this person will chair the logistical portion of the 2018 conference
Vice President This position is a two year commitment to serve in leadership of the organization. This person will serve on the program committee for the 2016 and 2017 conference supporting the president-elect chair in their work and serve as the parliamentarian of all GSTA meetings.
College and Middle School Level Representatives Each of these positions are a two year commitment to serve in leadership of the organization. Duties include attending Board meetings and representing the concerns of college or middle school teachers and students. The level representative will solicit one article a year for the newsletter, support the program chair in finding presentations for the conference, and coordinate a level Share-A-Thon at the 2016 and 2017 conferences.
District Representatives This position is a two year commitment to serve in 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 help disseminate information in their area and support membership in the organization. If possible the district representative will help GSTA support quality professional development opportunities in their part of Georgia. The following districts are open for candidates during this election: Please go to the Georgiascienceteacher.org website for a listing of the counties that are included in each district.
District 1 – Northwest corner of Georgia
District 3 – West Metro Atlanta area
District 5 – West Central Georgia
District 7 – Central Georgia surrounding Macon
District 9 – Mideast Georgia including Augusta
District 11 – Southwest corner of Georgia