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President Message

Kathy Jones
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.

Kathleen M. Jones, Ph.D.

PSTA President 2017 and 2018

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Name Position Term Email Address
Andrew Walton President 2019 awalton_(AT)
Galen Kreiser
President-Elect 2019 galenkreiser_(AT)
Samantha Ramaswamy Vice President 2019
Kathleen Jones Past President 2019  jones_(AT)
Don Kline Treasurer 2015-2019 dkline1_(AT)
Todd Smeltz
Recording Secretary 2015-2019 moleman89_(AT)
Christine Anne Royce Executive Secretary 2015-2019 caroyce_(AT) 
Miranda Crostley Western College Representative 2018-2020 mcrotsley_(AT)
Jason Petula Central College Representative 2016-2018 jason.petula_(AT) 
Sunny Weiland Eastern College Representative 2017-2019 SunnyWeiland_(AT) 
Lauren Beal Region I - Central Representative 2016-2018 lauren_Beal_(AT)

Region II - North Central Representative 2018-2020
Cathy Stephenson Region III - Central Western Representative 2016-2018 cstephen_(AT) 
Keith Butler  Region IV - Eastern Representative 2017-2019 butler.keith_(AT) 
Sr. John Ann Proach, OSF Region V - Mideastern Representative 2017-2019 APJnEvan08_(AT)
Todd Smeltz Region VI - Northeastern Representative 2016-2018 moleman89_(AT)
VACANT Region VII - Midwestern Representative 2017-2019
Diane MacWilliams Region VIII - Northwestern Representative 2018-2020 macwilliams_(AT)
Cheryl Capozzoli Region IX - Southern Representative 2017-2019 CCapozzoli_(AT)
Valarie Loughnane Region X - Southeastern Representative 2018-2020 VLoughnane_(AT)
VACANT Region XI - Southwestern Representative 2016-2018

Region XII - Western Representative 2018-2020
Non-Voting Members:      
David Garby
Business & Industry Representative N/A david_(at)
Joe Shane Ed Policy & Legislative N/A jwshan_(AT) 
Herb Crawford Non PSTA Awards N/A HGC1910_(AT) 
David Bauman PDE Representative N/A davbauman_(AT) 

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