Nominations for Election to Board of Directors of CSTA,
Nominations for the following positions on the CSTA Board
of Directors are now being accepted:
*Region 2: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin,
Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa
Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano counties.
**Region 4: Imperial, Inyo, Mono, Orange,
Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego counties.
Directors will serve a two-year term beginning July 1, 2016,
and ending June 30, 2018.
All current members of CSTA are encouraged to participate
in the nomination process.
- Step 1: Complete
Form by 5:00 pm, February 1, 2016.
- Step 2: E-mail
your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
by 5:00 pm, February 1, 2016.
- Step 3: Upon
receipt of the Nomination Form, nominees will be sent additional
information and will be asked to submit two letters of endorsement
from CSTA members, as well as statements of philosophy about
science education and the role of CSTA.
Nomination papers will be evaluated by the Nominations Committee,
which will select up to two final candidates for each vacant
position. Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Professional Characteristics: Be a science
educator and a member in good standing of CSTA; demonstrate
a commitment to the improvement of effective science teaching;
have a knowledge of the issues facing science education in
the state; demonstrate involvement and scholarship in science
education; demonstrate knowledge of CSTA and a commitment
to its vision and goals; be able to communicate effectively
and be a visible spokesperson and strong advocate for CSTA
positions; represent the interests and concerns of the members
of CSTA. Nominees will be expected to be able to fulfill the
duties as described in position descriptions for directors.
Directors representing a particular grade level should have
adequate experience at that grade level. The Informal Science
Education Director must have adequate experience in an organization
or institution which conducts science education but is not
a school. Regional Directors must reside or work in the region
to which they are being elected.
Personal Characteristics: Possess strong
leadership skills; possess a high energy level; demonstrate
a willingness to make the necessary time commitment to hold
a critical leadership position in the association; possess
integrity, poise, adaptability, flexibility, a sense of humor,
and an appreciation and respect for diversity; possess the
ability to create a team effort, build consensus, motivate
and involve others, and delegate authority.