Nominations for Election to Board of Directors of CSTA,
Nominations for the following positions on the CSTA Board of Directors are now being accepted:
- President Elect (this is a six year term, two years as
President-Elect, two years as President,
and two years as Immediate
- Secretary (position
- Primary Director (position
- Middle School/Jr. High Director (position
- 2-Year College Director (position
- Informal Science Education Director (position
- Region 1 Director (position
()Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El
Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc,
Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta,
Sierra, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity,
Tuolomne, Yolo, Yuba counties)
Region 3 Director (position
(Fresno, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Merced,
San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare, Ventura counties)
Directors will serve a two-year term beginning July 1, 2013,
and ending June 30, 2015.
All current members of CSTA are encouraged to participate in the nomination process.
- Step 1: Complete the Nomination Form included with this Call for Nominations.
- Step 2: Submit the Nomination Form along with your resume by the deadline listed below.
- 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
Download and complete the
nomination form, or for information contact the CSTA office:
California Science Teachers Association
3800 Watt Avenue, Suite 175
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 979-7004; FAX (916) 979-7023
NOMINATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED, FAXED, OR EMAILED NO
JANUARY 31, 2013