kansas association of teachers of science

Mission Statement

The Kansas Association of Teachers of Science (KATS) is the District 11 chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The purpose of the KATS shall be the advancement, stimulation, extension, improvement, and coordination of science teaching in all fields of science at all educational levels.

Executive Board

President: Nancy Smith email             

Past President: Tim Elsen


President-Elect: Elizabeth Tackett                                  email         

Vice-President: Betsy  Lawrence                                      email                

Secretary:  Fred  Snyder                                                       email                         

Treasurer: Brian Nelson                                                      email                        

Committee Chairs and Appointees

Membership Chair: Lori Coles

Kamp Registrar: Ericka Wright

Newsletter:  Samantha Lehr

Webmaster: Randy Brull


Ks Dept. of Ed. : Lizette Burks

NSTA District IX Director:    Carrie Launius

Informal Ed: Chaille Blount

Ks Science & Engineering Fair: Traci Kallhoff

Ks Assn for Conservation and

   Environmental Ed: Laura Downey

Mohling Foundation:      Carol Mohling

Regional Board Members

Region I

   Elementary: Sarah Williams

   Secondary: Julie Bergkamp

   College: Martha Nowak

Region II

  Elementary: Laura Leis

   Secondary: Travis Henry

   College: Jacqueline Spears

Region III

   Elementary: Denise Cottenmyre

   Secondary: Jennifer Richmond

   College: Open

Region IV

   Elementary: Ericka Wright

   Secondary: Chris Hutson

   College: Soon Chun Lee

Region V                                                                                           Constitution

   Elementary:      Andrea Dix                                                                      

   Secondary: Candice Van Allen

  College: Dean Stramel

Region VI

   Elementary: Taajinia Elliot

   Secondary: Wendy Calderwood

   College: Connie Schaef

KATS emails:  

Webmaster: webmaster@kats.org

Emails for all officers can be found at CONTACT US.

Payments and invoices should be sent to:

KATS Treasurer

P.O. Box 780899

Wichita KS 67278

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