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You can get involved in the Louisiana Science Teachers Association by:

  • joining LSTA or renewing your membership
  • serving as a leader on the LSTA 2019-2021 Board 
  • attending or presenting at the annual conference
  • submitting science education articles or events for e-blasts, the LASER (newsletter) and the website
  • emailing comments about what you would like to see on the website

LSTA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

Call for Nominations: 2019-2021 Board Positions

Do you want to become more involved in science education in Louisiana? Do you enjoy sharing your expertise with others? Are you ready to take a step into a leadership role? The Louisiana Science Teachers Association (LSTA) needs you!

Nominations are now open for the next two-year term of office, November 2019-December 2021, for the following positions:

  • President
  • Region 4 Representative
  • Vice-President
  • Region 5 Representative
  • Secretary
  • Region 6 Representative
  • Region 1 Representative
  • Region 7 Representative
  • Region 2 Representative
  • Region 8 Representative
  • Region 3 Representative

The LSTA Board typically meets four times each year either face-to-face or electronically. Duties of officers and regional representatives include attending board meetings, participating in various board projects including regional workshops, nominating and supporting colleagues for awards, and working at the annual conference. Regional representatives have the opportunity to serve their regions by informing members about opportunities in science education, sharing local science news for publication in each issue of the LASER, and facilitating regional workshops. Persons applying for the office of LSTA President are required to have previous Board experience.

Nomination packets should include the following:

  • letter with a statement from the nominee accepting the nomination, the reason the nominee is interested in serving as an LSTA officer, what experience and knowledge the nominee would bring to the office, and how the nominee envisions the role of LSTA in science education;
  • resume which includes but is not limited to teaching experience and current position; and
  • maximum of three letters of support (not to exceed one page each);
  • President, Vice President, Secretary positions only:
    • brief bio (100 words or less) explaining how they can benefit science educators as a leader of LSTA
    • Photograph is preferred

Nomination packets should be sent to:
Terrebonne Parish School Board
Attn: Nathan Cotten
P.O. Box 5097
Houma, LA 70361

Electronic copies should be sent to: nathancotten@tpsd.org.

All nomination packets must be postmarked on or before Saturday, August 24, 2019.
All electronic packets must be received by midnight Saturday, August 24, 2019.

Nominees will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their nomination. The nominating committee, chaired by LSTA PastPresident, Nathan Cotten, will select two nominees per office for the final ballot. Ballots will be distributed to active LSTA members in September. Election results will be announced at the 2019 LSTA Awards Event in Baton Rouge and officers will immediately assume their positions

Submit Articles and Events

If you have grants, workshops or resources to share with other science educators in Louisiana please send a newsletter-ready "blurb" to Jean May-Brett at jam05@bellsouth.net and Stephen Knight (stephen_knight@saintmartinschools.org).  Attachments will not be sent with the e-blast but may be posted to the LSTA website and calendar.

If you have news to share about science education events, teacher or student awards, etc. at your school or organization in Louisiana, please email your regional representative so we can include the news item in the next issue of the LASER...photos are encouraged!

If you have general science education news that should be shared with other educators in Louisiana, feel free to email the LASER editor, Stephen Knight (stephen_knight@saintmartinschools.org), with an original article.

If you have an upcoming science education event that you would like posted to our calendar, you can email any of the above mentioned folks as well.

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