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President Message


Andy Walton PSTA President 

We are at a critical time in Pennsylvania. It is time to push forward with the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards and finally end the confusion about which set of science standards to use. NGSS are beautiful laid out and offer crosscutting themes to connect with math, English/Language arts and dare I say, Social Studies. As Science and/or STEM educators, PSTA members should be taking the lead in showing that teaching an individual subject no longer works, but that we must work across the hallways and help students realize that all subjects are intertwined and will only help them in their future.

I challenge each of you to seriously consider joining a PSTA committee or the PSTA board of directors (we have moved to more web-based meetings to save time and money in travel expenses). PSTA is changing with the times and with the integration of the young, enthusiastic board members with new ideas and the wisdom of the mature, enthusiastic board members that continue to work with PSTA, we have a very bright future ahead of us.

Have a great school year.

Andy Walton

PSTA President 2019

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Name Position Term Email Address
Andrew Walton President 2019 awalton_(AT)_umtsd.org
Galen Kreiser
President-Elect 2019 galenkreiser_(AT)_gmail.com
Samantha Ramaswamy Vice President 2019 sam.jo.carney_(AT)_gmail.com
Kathleen Jones Past President 2019  jones_(AT)_juniata.edu
Don Kline Treasurer 2015-2019 dkline1_(AT)_comcast.net
Todd Smeltz
Recording Secretary 2015-2019 moleman89_(AT)_gmail.com
Christine Anne Royce Executive Secretary 2015-2019 caroyce_(AT)_aol.com 
Miranda Crostley Western College Representative 2018-2020 mcrotsley_(AT)_gmail.com
Michele A Whitecraft, Ph. D. Central College Representative 2019-2021 jmwhitecr(AT)mansfield.edu
Sunny Weiland Eastern College Representative 2017-2019 SunnyWeiland_(AT)_kings.edu 
Lauren Beal Region I - Central Representative 2016-2018 lauren_Beal_(AT)_iu13.org
VACANT Region II - North Central Representative 2018-2020
Cathy Stephenson Region III - Central Western Representative 2019-2021 cstephen_(AT)_atlanticbb.net 

Region IV - Eastern Representative 2017-2019
Sr. John Ann Proach, OSF Region V - Mideastern Representative 2017-2019 APJnEvan08_(AT)_nni.net
Bethany Badesso Region VI - Northeastern Representative 2019-2021 beth120482(AT)gmail.com
VACANT Region VII - Midwestern Representative 2017-2019
Nicole VanTassel Region VIII - Northwestern Representative 2018-2020 nicoleevantassel(AT)gmail.com   
Cheryl Capozzoli Region IX - Southern Representative 2017-2019 CCapozzoli_(AT)_hbgsd.us
Valarie Loughnane Region X - Southeastern Representative 2018-2020 VLoughnane_(AT)_methacton.org
VACANT Region XI - Southwestern Representative 2019-2021
Eileen M. Coughlin, M.Ed Region XII - Western Representative 2018-2020 emc981(AT)pitt.edu
Non-Voting Members:      
David Garbe Business & Industry Representative N/A david_(at)_PSBR.org
Joe Shane Ed Policy & Legislative N/A jwshan_(AT)_ship.edu 
Herb Crawford Non PSTA Awards N/A HGC1910_(AT)_comcast.net 
David Bauman PDE Representative N/A davbauman_(AT)_pa.gov 

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