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REGION I


Emily Holloway

Portland, ME

Science Teacher (8 yrs)

Expertise:

Expeditionary Learning 

My NASA Data Products 

Accomplishments:

R. Gaynor McCown Excellence in Teaching Award - 2022 Finalist  

Bow Seat Sponsor Appreciation Award 

Columbia University Summer Research Program for Teachers - Program Participant

As humanity adapts to a changing climate, prepares for earthquakes, and deals with many forms of pollution, I see a desire in students to understand how earth's systems work and how they have become out of balance in a relatively short time. Likewise, it's incredible to go along the journey with students as they consider time scales and their place in the universe. 

REGION II

Dr. Mike Jabot

Fredonia, NY

SUNY Distinguished Professor (20 yrs)
Prior Profession:

HS ES/Physics/Engineering teacher (15 yrs)

Expertise:
GLOBE Program; integrating GIS & spatial technologies in the classroom; citizen science; open source software/hardware

Accomplishments:

SUNY Chancellor’s Award - Excellence in Research
Distinguished Teaching Professor

GLOBE Partner -- represent NE & Mid-Atlantic States -- GLOBE US Partner Forum

I don't think there is any better way for students (young & old) to learn about the world around them than through ESS. And I don't think there is any organization that dedicates its self more to helping to bring ESS to life than NESTA.

REGION III

Andrea Mangold


Prior Profession:

Expertise:

Accomplishments:


Coming Soon

REGION IV

Chris T. Campbell

Ruston, LA

UTeachTech Instructor—LA Tech Uni   (5 yrs)

Prior Profession:
MS math & science (14 yrs)

Einstein Educators Fellow (2012-2013)

Expertise:
Middle School ES & ESS Teacher PD

Accomplishments:
Louisiana ES Teacher of Year (2010)
Fossil Finders (2009-2011)

I was sitting in my 8th-grade ES class 'learning" about rocks—through pictures in the textbook. I remember thinking, "it would be awesome if we really had some rocks here - when talking about rocks!" I swore if I ever found myself teaching others about rocks—I would have some there for them to touch!


REGION V


Jay Sinclair

Milan, MI

 Retired Teacher - Bonsai Student

Prior Profession:
MS ES Teacher (28 yrs)

Expertise:
Making ES relevant to MS students

Accomplishments:
Outstanding Michigan ES Teacher-1998

I came into ES by accident - I was assigned to teach it, although my degree was in Biology. I had the good fortune to become involved in the Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association (MESTA). The amazing mentorship I found there made a convert of me.

REGION VI


Dr. Missie Olsen

Becker, MN

Science Teacher
Expertise:

NGSS three-dimensional learning practices

Accomplishments:

2023 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award for Minnesota
2021 State Finalist for PAEMST
Minnesota Science Teachers Association’s regional representative

....... coming soon

REGION VII

Matthew Haverty

Tucson, AZ

HS Science Teacher (20 yrs)
Geoscience & AP Environmental Science


Expertise:
Plate Tectonics, Geophysics & Hydrology

Accomplishments:
2018 NAGT Outstanding ES Teacher of Year - Arizona

We need to spread the wonder that Earth provides to its future caretakers, our students

REGION VIII


Position Open




Meet Your Regional Director

8 Regional Directors elected every two years, half elected alternating years

NESTA strives to have one or more State Contacts per State.

                  Region I:                  

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island,  Vermont

                  Region II:                 

New York

                  Region III:               

Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

                   Region IV               

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina,  Tennessee


To CONTACT your Regional Director

                 Region V:                 

Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio

                 Region VI:                

Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

                 Region VII:               

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas Utah, Wyoming

                Region VIII:              

Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington


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