Immerse yourself in the three-day premier science and STEM education event of the summer, where educators will share experiences, learn from collaborators, catch up with colleagues, and meet new friends in both facilitated sessions and informal settings. From engaging presentations focused on developing scientific literacy in the STEM classroom, sensemaking, equity, and assessment…to lively exhibitor workshops, informative poster share-a-thons, and speed-sharing sessions…to a vibrant Exhibit Hall featuring the latest teaching tools, materials, and technologies available, NSTA Chicago22 is sure to provide you with the very best professional learning experience around!
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
Alyssa Weisenstein, 2022 - 2023
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