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Nominations

Nominations for Election to Board of Directors of CSTA, 2013-2015 Term

Nominations for the following positions on the CSTA Board of Directors are now being accepted:

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 authority.

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
email: admin@cascience.org

NOMINATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED, FAXED, OR EMAILED NO LATER THAN
JANUARY 31, 2013