National Science Teaching Association Welcomes New Board and Council Members

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#NSTA–The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, welcomed six new members to its Board of Directors and six new members to its Council.

“These classroom teachers, informal educators, and administrators all have a passionate commitment to the association and to quality science education,” said Dr. Erika Shugart, NSTA Executive Director. “We are lucky to have them leading this organization as science teachers nationwide make plans to return to in-person learning this fall.”

The new board members join a 13-member board that oversees NSTA’s finances, policies and procedures, and strategic planning. New board members include:

  • Elizabeth Mulkerrin, NSTA President-Elect

    Vice President for Education, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Omaha, Nebraska

  • Jennifer C. Williams, NSTA Division Director, Preschool/Elementary Science Teaching

    Science/STEM Instructor, Isidore Newman School, Belle Chasse, Louisiana

  • Heather Anglin, NSTA Division Director, Middle Level Science Teaching

    Middle Science Teacher, Stephen Decatur Middle School, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

  • Megan Earnest, NSTA Division Director, Informal Science

    School Programs Supervisor, Minnesota Zoo, Saint Paul, Minnesota

  • Kimberley Astle, NSTA Division Director, Professional Learning in Science Education

    K-12 Science Program Supervisor, State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Vancouver, Washington

  • Brian Shmaefsky, NSTA Division Director, Post-Secondary Science Teaching

    Biology Professor and Service Learning Coordinator, Lone Star College – Kingwood, Dayton, Ohio

Comprised of 18 district directors, each member of the council is the official representative of NSTA in his/her geographic district and serves as the primary liaison on issues of importance to science and improvement of science education at all levels. The council functions as the advisory body to the board of directors. New council members include:

  • Helen Adams, NSTA District II Director (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont)

    Science Teacher and Science Department Chair, Cheverus High School, Gorham, Maine

  • Lisa Lowenberg, NSTA District IV Director (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania)

    Science Teacher, Chittenango High School, Syracuse, New York

  • Keri Meador, NSTA District VIII Director (Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia)

    Science Teacher, Central High School, Louisville, Kentucky

  • Angela McMurry, NSTA District X Director (Indiana, Michigan, Ohio)

    Biology/ AP Biology/ Environmental Biology Teacher, Arcanum High School, Tipp City, Ohio

  • Kristina Kimble, NSTA District XIV Director (Arizona, Colorado, Utah)

    Physics, Chemistry, and Astronomy Teacher, Alta High School, Sandy, Utah

  • Allison Bogart, NSTA District XVI Director (American Samoa, California, Hawaii, Nevada)

    Eighth Grade Science and STEM Teacher, Wonderful College Prep Academy, Kernville, California

For a complete listing of the NSTA Board of Directors and Council, please visit https://www.nsta.org/nsta-board-and-council.

About NSTA

The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is a vibrant community of 40,000 science educators and professionals committed to best practices in teaching science and its impact on student learning. NSTA offers high-quality science resources and continuous learning so that science educators can grow professionally and excel in their careers. For new and experienced teachers alike, the NSTA community offers the opportunity to network with like-minded peers at the national level, connect with mentors and leading researchers, and learn from the best in the field.


Kate Falk, NSTA

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