I am sharing the following email from the National Science Teachers Association announcing the Dr. David Evans as new Executive Director of NSTA. With the pending release (and implementation) of the NGSS, Dr. Evans assumes his leadership role at NSTA at an exciting time in science education. Welcome to Dr. Evans!
It is my great pleasure to announce that the National Science Teachers Association Board of Directors has selected Dr. David L. Evans to serve as the new NSTA Executive Director. Dr. Evans will begin as NSTA Executive Director on Thursday, February 7.Dr. Evans is a prominent scientist as well as a distinguished and visionary leader who will guide the association’s future course and continue to establish NSTA as a leader in STEM education.Before joining NSTA, David was Director of the Center for Sustainability at Noblis, a Virginia-based not-for-profit provider of science-consulting services.For several years he was Under Secretary for Science at the Smithsonian Institution, where he oversaw research and education activities, strategic planning, outreach, and fundraising. Dr. Evans has also served in leadership positions at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the National Ocean Service, and the Office of Naval Research.Please join me in welcoming Dr. Evans to NSTA. I invite you to read more about David at http://www.nsta.org/publications/news/story.aspx?id=59818and encourage you to share this information with science educators in your state or association.I would also like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Dr. Gerald Wheeler for leaving his beloved Montana 10 months ago to serve as NSTA Interim Executive Director. His enthusiasm, dedication, and passion to NSTA and to science education is greatly appreciated.We look forward to a great year for NSTA and for science education in 2013 and beyond.Sincerely,Dr. Karen L. OstlundNSTA President 2012-2013