District 8 Director
Tom has been an active member of NCSTA since becoming a teacher 16 years ago; this includes making presentations at our Professional Development Institute. Tom is in his twelfth year as a science teacher at Henderson County Early College in Flat Rock, NC. In addition to his instructional duties he has served the past nine years as the head coach for the Science Olympiad team and serves as chair for the Advocacy Committee with the North Carolina Science Leadership Association ~ NCSLA.
As an NCSTA district 8 representative, my focus will continue to be strengthening communication within our district of professionals and promoting our association. This will include publishing a regional quarterly newsletter showcasing successful labs / activities conducted by our members. We have so many talented science teachers and I enjoy learning from others; sharing best practices serves all levels of teaching experiences. The newsletter will also serve to announce upcoming professional development opportunities and recognize teachers who have won grant awards, promotions and other exciting news. Most important goal for me as your Region 8 Director will be building our membership and reaching out and supporting our new science teachers. It would be an honor to serve again as our districts representative.