Oregon Science Teachers Association
 
 

Elections


Nominations for the 2017 Elections are now Open


OSTA is seeking energetic, service oriented science education advocates to fill positions on the board of directors.


OSTA's Strategic Planning process has identified current and emerging science educator needs and developed positive courses of action for our member-based organization.  OSTA’s Board approved the Strategic Framework and Business Plan in January 2016 and has been implementing the programs, workshops and advocacy outlined in the plan, including the Oregon Science Project. Join the team, and bring your great ideas for improving science teaching and learning to be shared in your region and statewide.


This is an exciting time to be an active member of your professional organization. For more information about the responsibilities, please see the job descriptions specific for each officer linked below. In addition, there are supports that OSTA provides to its board members to fulfill their responsibilities, identified in the job descriptions.


Elections will be held in September, and newly elected officers will be expected to attend the board meeting during the 2017 OSTA Fall Conference in Portland October 13-14.


Use this form to nominate yourself or a colleague. If you have any questions, please contact President-Elect Dara Brennan, at dara.brennan@springfield.k12.or.us


Positions available for the 2017 elections are:


President-Elect

This position is a three-year term which starts in October 2017, as president-elect, assuming the President position the following October, then ending as Past-President in October of 2018.  The first year's responsibilities include working with the President to set agendas and budgeting, running the next election, and promoting the mission and goals of OSTA.  The second year, the President sets the agendas, runs the meetings and represents OSTA at the local, state and national levels. The third year, the Past-President is the Conference Chair for the Annual OSTA Fall Conference.  The President-Elect and President represent OSTA at the NSTA National Congress on Science Education held over the summer.

The following positions are two-year terms starting in October 2017.


Secretary

The secretary is a member of the executive team, and works with the President, President, and Past-President in organizing agendas and notifying board members of meetings. Is responsible for taking and managing board meeting minutes, and ensuring those minutes are distributed to members shortly after each meeting. He or she is also responsible for ensuring that accurate documentation exists to meet legal requirements and the important documents of the organization are kept current and made available when needed.

Regional Directors

The Regional Directors work with the organization to represent the many regions of the state in its mission to promote and advance science education throughout the state of Oregon.


Region 1: Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia & Clatsop Counties


Region 2: Tillamook, Yamhill, Polk, Lincoln, Marion & Benton Counties


Region 3: Lane, Douglas, Coos, & Curry Counties


Region 4, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath & Lake Counties


Region 5, Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Morrow, Umatilla & Grant Counties


Region 6, Jefferson, Crook, Deschutes & Harney Counties


Region 7, Wallowa, Union, Baker & Malheur Counties

Member-at-Large

Working with the organization, Members-at-Large advance the representation of the many regions within the state of Oregon, as well as expertise within science education.


Use this form to nominate yourself or a colleague to be a part of the team.  If you have questions, please contact Noelle Gorbett, OSTA President-Elect.


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