The Illinois Science Teaching Association (ISTA) promotes excellence in science teaching and learning throughout Illinois.
ISTA Governance Structure
ISTA Executive Officers
The Illinois Science Teaching Association Executive Officers perform specific duties and serve as chairpersons on ISTA Standing Committees. The President chain shall be a six-year commitment and shall automatically progress based on the following terms: President-Elect (2 years), President (2 years) and Immediate Past President (2 years), each with a two-year term limit. The Vice President and Secretary serve a two-year term as well.
President: Kristin Rademaker
President-Elect: Nicole Vick
Past President: Aimee Park
Vice President: Heather Galbreath
Secretary: Cheryl Knight
ISTA Regions & Regional Directors
Cindy Birkner, 2020 - 2021
Amy Telford, 2021 - 2022
Alexander, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Richland, Saline, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, Williamson
Executive Director: Bridina Lemmer, Ph.D.
Assistant Executive Director: Ken Wester, Ed.S.
Finance Director: Bob Wolffe, Ed.D.
Meet the ISTA Board of Directors and Staff
Governance and Guidance Documents