Chair: Geneva Baker
The Executive Committee includes the officers of ASTA.
Purpose: To ensure the mission of ASTA is being implementd in all areas.
Chair: Treasurer, Jen Gutierrez
Members: Geneva Baker, Bruce Jones, Amanda Hughens, Kim Adkins
Purpose: The Finance Committee oversees the financial operations of the Association and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on funding of Association activities. The Finance Committee also recommends policies and procedures regarding income and expenditures of Association funds.
The Finance Committee reviews the annual budget for compliance with policies, suggests modifications to submitters, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors as needed.
Chair: Membership Secretary, Dr. Phil McBride
Members: Pradip Misra, Kim Adkins, Matthew Schmitt, Crystal Schalliol, Erik Hanchett
Purpose: To retain, recruit, and promote ASTA membership to PreK-16 educators in Arizona. The Membership Committee recommends policies, procedures, and strategies for enhancing the membership in ASTA both numerically and qualitatively. The Committee recommends policies, procedures, and initiatives to assure a growing and vital membership organization throughout Arizona
Chair: Karl Griffor
Members: Tom Fraker, Amanda Hughens, Paul Anger, Amanda Corken
Purpose: To promote ASTA across the state and to promote ASTA’s mission and causes while raising needed revenue for continued operations and to raise donations for a particular cause. ASTAs Marketing Committee combines the important initiatives of advancing the brand value of the Association and its members, and liaising with other industry associations and developing partnerships with other organizations and associations. The committee oversees the advertising and marketing plan, and the publications of the Association, including the semi-annual Science Times Circular, ASTA E-News Updates, website, Facebook, press releases and conferences
Chairperson: Terri Lake
Members: Cynthia Messieha, Svea Anderson, Joan Gilbert, Vanesa Sherman, Gail Gorry, Baldwin Gutierrez, Jen Gutierrez, Amanda Corken
Each of the members of the PD committee will serve as a liaison to an ad-hoc committee
Purpose: Initiates and coordinates regional and statewide/PD with a focus on needs of members, strands, and state-wide initiatives. In consultation with the Executive Council the Professional Development Committee reviews the professional development needs of the membership, monitors ongoing professional development offerings of the association, and recommends new initiatives to the Board of Directors. In addition, it oversees the Teacher Leadership Program.
Ad Hoc committees under PD for 2017
Teacher Leadership Committee - Joan Gilbert, SveaAnderson, Crystal Schalliol, Terri Lake
3D for All - Cynthia Messieha, Svea Anderson, Amy Gingell
Energy Symposium - Karl Griffor, DaNel Hogan, Amanda Corken, Jen Gutierrez
Online PD (Webinars) - Meg Gebert, Crystal Schalliol, Gail Gorry, Terri Lake
Face-to-Face Workshops - Baldwin Gutierrez, Svea Anderson, Vanesa Sherman, Gail Gorry
Annual Conference Committees - Jen Gutierrez
Program - Geneva Baker
Facilities/Technology - Geneva Baker, Karl Griffor
Exhibitors - Rellie Lawyer
Food - Kim Adkins
Student Volunteers - Callista Kukawski
Social - Marni Landry
Chair: Meg Gebert
Members: Amanda Hughens, Jen Gutierrez
Goal: Coordination of the nomination, election, and orientation of board of directors.
Chair: Bruce Jones
Members: Ronnie Gomez, Alison Oswald-Keene, DaNel Hogan, Callista Kukawski
Purpose: To ensure that ASTA board of directors stays informed and is in compliance with all legal requirements for a 501c(3) organization. The committee will create policies, rules, and guidelines to help ASTA reach its long term goals.
ASTA serves as an advocate for science educators by keeping its members and the general public informed about national issues and trends in science education. ASTA develops position statements on issues such as teacher preparation, laboratory science, use of animals in the classroom, laboratory safety, and elementary and middle level science.