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Call for Nominations for LSTA Board Positions

Deadline:  Saturday, August 26, 2017

Do you want to become more involved in science education in Louisiana? Do you enjoy sharing your expertise with others? Are you ready to take a step into a leadership role? The Louisiana Science Teachers Association (LSTA) needs you!

Nominations are now open for the next two-year term of office, November 2017-December 2019, for the following positions:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Region 1 Representative
  • Region 2 Representative
  • Region 3 Representative
  • Region 4 Representative
  • Region 5 Representative
  • Region 6 Representative
  • Region 7 Representative
  • Region 8 Representative

The LSTA Board typically meets four times each year either face-to-face or electronically. Duties of officers and regional representatives include attending board meetings, participating in various board projects including regional workshops, nominating and supporting colleagues for awards, and working at the annual conference. Regional representatives have the opportunity to serve their regions by informing members about opportunities in science education, sharing local science news for publication in each issue of the LASER, and facilitating regional workshops. Persons applying for the office of LSTA President are required to have previous Board experience.

Nomination packets should include the following:  a letter with a statement from the nominee accepting the nomination, the reason the nominee is interested in serving as an LSTA officer, what experience and knowledge the nominee would bring to the office, and how the nominee envisions the role of LSTA in science education;  a resume which includes but is not limited to teaching experience and current position; and  a maximum of three letters of support (not to exceed one page each).

Nomination packets should be sent to:
Terrebonne Parish School Board
Attn: Nathan Cotten
P.O. Box 5097
Houma, LA 70361

Electronic copies should be sent to:

All nomination packets must be postmarked on or before Saturday, August 26, 2017.
All electronic packets must be received by midnight Saturday, August 26, 2017.

Nominees will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their nomination. The nominating committee, chaired by LSTA Past-President, Nathan Cotten, will select two nominees per office for the final ballot. Ballots will be distributed to active LSTA members in the fall. Election results will be announced at the 2017 LSTA Awards Event in New Orleans and officers will immediately assume their positions.