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Registration Now Open 2018 NSELA Leadership Summit in Atlanta

Posted: Nov. 6, 2017

Registration is now open for the 2018 NSELA Leadership Summit on March 14 at Atlanta's Westin Peachtree Plaza.

Click here for the current schedule of NSELA events to be held in conjunction with 2018 National Conference on Science Education. Please join us for as many events as you can fit into your conference schedule.

Between now and Feb. 28, the rate to attend the Leadership Summit is $150 for NSELA members and $205 for NSELA non-members. Prices rise afterwards. The non-member rate includes a one-year membership in NSELA. Register today!

The National Science Education Leadership Association was formed in 1959 to meet a need to develop science education leadership for K - 16 school systems.  NSELA members have a strong interest in advances in a broad array of topics including:

  • student learning,
  • safety,
  • curriculum,
  • technology,
  • professional development,
  • assessment,
  • inquiry, and
  • science education reform

NSELA is an affiliate of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).


17 Members Joined NSELA In October

Posted: Nov. 6, 2017

A total of 17 people joined the National Science Education Leadership Association last month.

They are:

Cynthia Gonzalez, Bloom Township HS District 206
Susan Dahl, Fermilab
Juliana Texley, Central Michigan University
Kathleen Rainey
Melinda Meyer, New Canaan Public Schools,
Christi Whitworth, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
Bill Ryall, Retired
Gary Smith, St. John's Prep
Douglas Womelsdorf, Neiu 19
Jennifer Kaszuba, Ut Austin
Don Pruett Jr, Clover Park School Disrict
Victor Duncan, Chain of Lakes Elementary
William Keswick, Talbot County Public Schools
Jeremy Blinn, Volusia County Schools
Kevin Doyle, Morris Hills Regional District
Amy Mccoy, Anderson County School District 5
Jane Jackson, Arizona State University

NSELA members include department heads, supervisors, coordinators, consultants, science specialists, administrators, teacher advocates, head teachers, university and college science educators, and others concerned with leadership in science curricula, science education reform, and science education in general.

Benefits of membership include access to restricted features of the NSELA web site such as a searchable membership directory, Science Educator Journal and various publications and professional development opportunities for those who wish to make a difference in science education.

Click here to join us today!



Nominations Open for OASA and OLISE Awards

Posted: Nov. 6, 2017

It’s time to nominate outstanding candidates for two prestigious NSELA awards that honor outstanding contributions in Science/STEM education. 

The OASA (Outstanding Administrative Support Award) is sponsored by NSELA and Kendall Hunt and will be presented during the Leadership Summit at the NSTA Conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The OASA recipient will receive a $1000.00 check and a plaque generously donated by Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

Click Here for Information on OASA Nominations

Nomination packets are due on   Friday, December 1, 2017.

The OLISE (Outstanding Leadership in Science Education) Award is sponsored by NSELA and Pearson and will be presented during the NSELA Pearson sponsored breakfast at the NSTA Conference in Atlanta on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The OLISE recipient will receive a $1000.00 check and a plaque generously donated by Pearson.

Click Here for Information on OLISE Nominations

Nomination packets are due on   Friday, December 1, 2017.

If you have questions, contact Nancy Kellogg, Awards Chair at [email protected]


Navigating Our Site: Check Out NSELA Members Near You

Posted: Nov. 5, 2017

NSELA members: Want to collaborate with an NSELA member in your state? 

It's easy -- just wander over to the NSELA Member Directory (It's under Member Resources in the main menu bar, and repeated in the Quick Links section under "Member Center.")

Once there, you can search by name, organization or city, or you can filter by state of region. 

You must be signed in as a member to access the directory. Not a member? Join today

Give it a try here!


Member Update: Dr. Amy Fowler Murphy Takes New Position In Alabama

Posted: Nov. 4, 2017

On September 1, 2017, NSELA member Dr. Amy Fowler Murphy started a new job with Jefferson County Schools in Alabama.

“Jefferson County Schools is the second-largest school district in Alabama serving over 36,000 students in 56 different schools,” she writes. “I am supporting all science teachers in the 26 middle and high schools in the district.”

NSELA members: Connect with Amy and other NSELA members (you must be signed in to view)

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