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Complete NSTA CHICAGO Evaluations HERE!

ISTA is proud to announce that we will be able to provide you with the new official PD Clock Hours Credits for the NSTA sessions you attend and evaluate on our new specially designed system.  Instructions will be provided through THE HUB and at the ISTA Hospitality Booth between the NSTA Registration and Science Store at McCormick Place. 

ISTA Election News

2015 ISTA Election Results

The ISTA Executive Committee enthusiastically accepted the recent election results. The following new and incumbent leaders were chosen among an exceptional field of candidates and with the thoughtful recommendations of write-in candidates. They will serve ISTA, beginning officially March 13 at the ISTA Board meeting to be held during the NSTA National Conference in Chicago. They will be introduced at the ISTA Annual General Membership Meeting, set for Friday, March 13.

The Executive Committee:

Joining the President (to-be) Tara Bell, and Past-President (to-be) Paul Ritter
to become the new Executive Committee are:

President-Elect: Jason Crean, Lyons Township HS, Western Springs
Vice-President: Mike Fumagalli, East Leyden Township HS, Franklin Park
Secretary: Chris Cunnings, Wilmington HS, Wilmington

The Regional Director teams are:
Region 1:
Jennifer Pfannerstill from North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka
Joining Robin Dombeck from Maple School in Northbrook
Region 2:
Jon Miller, NIU, Biological Sciences, DeKalb
To be joining Kristin Rademaker, from Harlem HS, Machesney Park
Region 3:
Don Powers from Western IL University, Macomb
Joining Karen Zuckerman, Hollis School, Peoria
Region 4:
Kendra Carroll, Shiloh CUSD #1, Hume
Joining Kristin Camp, Champaign Schools, Champaign
Region 5:
Rachael Heffington, North Greene HS, White Hall
Joining Julie Heyen, Mt. Olive JHS, Mount Olive
Region 6:
Cindy Birkner, Webber Township HS, McLeansboro
Joining Kathleen Gaare-Wiese
Region 7:
Hethyr Tregerman, Loyola University, Chicago
Joining Wendy Jackson, DePaul University .

National Science Teachers Assocation National Confernce

March 12-15, 2015 McCormick Place - Chicago, Illinois


NSTA National Conference is coming to Chicago in March of 2015.

Conference details will be posted here as NSTA makes them available or you can check out the NSTA website.

The annual NSTA science education conference is coming to Chicago March 12-15 at McCormick Place: Great Lakes, Great Ideas. ISTA is helping to host, and we are looking for individuals who are willing to volunteer their time at the conference. We need assistance with manning field trips, staffing the registration desk, stuffing conference packets, and preconference set-up and preparations. Individuals who volunteer 8-15 hours will receive a 50% discount on conference registration; volunteers for 16 or more hours will receive free conference registration. To sign up to volunteer, please follow this link and enter your information: Volunteer Form.

If you have questions, please contact Hethyr Tregerman (, volunteer coordinator; or Judy Scheppler (, local arrangements coordinator.

Please help us make NSTA 2015 in Chicago a spectacular success!