The 2016 presidential election has drawn a lot of attention in the press but there is another important election that is also occurring in 2016 – the NSTA Elections. Candidates have been selected from a rigorous nomination process for the next NSTA President-Elect, Division Directors, and District Directors. Just as it is important for U.S. citizens to exercise their opportunity to vote in the federal, state, and city elections, it is also important for NSTA members to exercise their opportunity to vote for their leaders. I challenge all of the 55,000 members of NSTA to vote.
So why is your vote important? The new president-elect will become the face of NSTA when president as well as the leader of the NSTA’s Board and Council. New division directors will determine NSTA policy and the direction NSTA pursues in promoting science education. The new district directors will join other district directors in connecting state chapters and associated groups with NSTA and promoting the work of NSTA.
You can read the biographies and position statements for each of the candidates at www.nsta.org/nominations. When you login to the NSTA webpage you can go to “My Account” to cast your vote.
So what are you waiting for? I challenge all of the 55,000 members of NSTA to vote. The deadline is February 15, 2016 at 11:59pm eastern time. Exercise your right to vote and determine the next leaders of NSTA. These educators will represent you as NSTA moves forward to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.
So I challenge all of the 55,000 members of NSTA to vote. Since I have voted we only need 54,999 to go!
Carolyn Hayes is the NSTA President, 2015-2016; follow her on Twitter at caahayes.
The mission of NSTA is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.