Oklahoma Science Teaching Association

The Oklahoma Science Teaching Association (OSTA) is the state affiliate of the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA). OSTA is dedicated to addressing the interests and concerns of Oklahoma science educators, and to promoting high quality science education for Oklahoma's students. Members are able to participate in OSTA's professional development programs such as our Science Saturdays and the annual summer conference, volunteer for OSTA committees, and serve on the Board of Directors. 

This site is not to be used for solicitation of a business or organization that requires monetary involvement unless approved by the Board of Directors of OSTA.


Cara Knipe

District: Putnam City Schools

Past President

LeeAnne Jimenez 

District: Tulsa Public Schools

President Elect

Courtney Loveless 

District: Yukon Public Schools


Tina Fugate

District: Oklahoma Department of Career Tech 


Joshua Keegan

District: Edmond Public Schools

College Division Director

Stephanie Hathcoc

School: Oklahoma State University

HS Division Director

Amy Clardy

School: Kiamichi Tech, Southeast Schools

Middle School Division Director

Angie Thomas

District: OKC Archdiocese

Elementary Division Director

Lisa Pitts 

District: Oakdale Public Schools

Directors at Large:

Jenn Scott 

District: Ardmore

Melissa Lau

District:  Piedmont Public Schools

Michelle Rahn

District:  Claremore Public Schools

Nichole Jones 

District: Cushing Public Schools

Informal Education Committee Chair

Rachael Robinson

Organization: OKC Zoo

Pre-service Representatives:

Ashley Henry

Organization: Oklahoma State University

We are looking for highly-motivated, up and coming teachers that are passionate about science education. If you are interested, please email preservice.osta@gmail.com. 

To view our constitution click here: OSTA CONSTITUTION

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