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Mission: The National Middle Level Science Teachers Association supports and promotes exemplary and innovative middle level science teaching and learning for all and is the advocate for middle level science teachers and students.



Executive Team


PRESIDENT 2020-2021

Anne Farley Schoeffler

Idea of the Month Reviewer

30th Anniversary Planning Committee

Seton Catholic School

Hudson, OH



Edralin Pagarigan

Idea of the Month Coordinator

30th Anniversary Planning Committee

Golden Ring Middle School

Rosedale, MD


SECRETARY 2018-2021

Kathy Ann Biernat

Awards Committee

Notre Dame School of Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI


TREASURER 2019-2022

Jodie Harnden

Sunridge Middle School

Pendleton, OR



Elizabeth (Liz) Martinez

Election Chairperson

Awards Committee

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Aurora, IL


Elected and Appointed Board Members


Sergio de Alba (Appointed) 2019-2022

Science Scope Advisory Board Representative 2020-2022

R. M. Miano Elementary

Los Banos, CA


Kathy Brooks (appointed) 2020-2023

NSTA Middle Level Teaching Committee Representative

Membership Committee

Retired/Educational Consultant

Westbrook, CT


Loris Chen 2020-2023

Technology and Communications Committee

30th Anniversary Planning Committee

Retired Educator

Fair Lawn, NJ


Covey Denton 2019-2022

Awards Committee

Greenfield School

Wilson, NC


Barbara Dunham (Appointed) 2019-2022

Bessemer City Middle

Bessemer, AL


Kenneth Huff 2020-2021

NSTA Middle Level Director

Williamsville Central School District

Mill Middle School

Williamsville, NY


Mary Lou Lipscomb (Appointed) 2020-2023

Program Coordinator

Newsletter Editor

30th Anniversary Planning Committee

Retired Educator

Naperville, IL


Bryan Moretz 2018-2021

Technology and Communications Chairperson

Lake Mary Preparatory School

Lake Mary, FL


Corinne (Cori) Nelson 2020-2023

Awards Committee

Winfield Central School OS

Winfield, IL


Alison Seymour 2019-2022

Awards Chairperson

30th Anniversary Planning Committee

Scottsdale, AZ


Melissa Sleeper (Appointed) 2018-2021

Alliance of Affiliates (AOA) Representative

Awards Committee

Gifford Middle School

Vero Beach, Florida


Kristin Slota 2018-2021

Awards Committee

Afton Elementary School

Yardley, PA


Elizabeth Weissman (appointed) 2018-2021

Membership Chairperson

The Ramaz School

New York, NY

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