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Educator tapped for science board

POSTED: August 1, 2013 12:27 a.m.
 

A Forsyth County school system employee has been selected to serve on the National Science Teachers Association governing board.

Kelly Price, the system’s curriculum coordinator, said she looks forward to serving “on the NSTA board of directors in such a powerful time in science education.”

“STEM learning is at the forefront of our economic development and will pave the way for high quality careers for our students,” she said. “I know that this opportunity will expand my leadership experiences and continue to exemplify the phenomenal programs and educators of Forsyth County Schools.”

STEM — short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — has been a focus of the school system and Price, who has served on both the Georgia Department of Education’s Science Education and STEM Education advisory panels.

National Science Teachers Association, a nonprofit science education organization that promotes excellence and innovation in teaching science, has more than 60,000 members.

Forsyth County School Superintendent Buster Evans hailed Price’s appointment, noting she “will provide invaluable guidance and support” to the group.

“We are thrilled that she has been recognized for her leadership in the field of science,” Evans said. “Dr. Price is a strong catalyst of change in Forsyth County Schools and has played a critical role in countless curriculum initiatives, particularly our work in the area of STEM.”

Price will be one of 13 board members who will follow and develop operating policies and set the association’s strategic vision.

During her three-year-term, which began last month, she will serve as the coordination and supervision of science division director, “bringing the challenges and experiences of science leaders to the NSTA board.”

“I will also lead a small advisory committee of science leaders from across the nation,” she said.

Price, who has more than 20 years of teaching and leadership experience, is one of four new members on the panel.

She taught middle and high school science for 14 years and has served as the Georgia Science Teachers Association’s president, secretary and District 2 director.

In addition, she has been president of the Georgia Science Supervisors Association and Georgia Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.

 

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