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.


Steve Maier

District: NW OSU

Past President

Courtney Loveless 

District: Yukon Public Schools

President Elect

Jenn Lowery 

District: Moore Public Schools


Amy Clardy

District: Kiamichi Tech 


Traci Richardson-McVicker

District: Stillwater Public Schools

College Division Director

Jacob Pleasants 

School: University of Oklahoma

Elementary School

Division Director

Lorie Prater 

District: Moore Public Schools


Middle School

Division Director

Emily Harris

District: Stillwater Public Schools

High School

Division Director

Dana Manning

District: Alva Public Schools

Directors at Large:

Max Bowman

District:  OKC Public Schools

Celise Curry

District:  Edmond Public Schools

Deanna Ferland

District:  Putnam City Public Schools

Amy Tankersley 

District: Putnam City 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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