CSRA Mathematics and Science Regional Center NEWS

Congratulations go to the newly selected CSRA coaches for the Mathematics and Science Unit. These coaches will begin training this summer, and will begin coaching next school year. The coaches selected from the Central Savannah River Area are:

Linda Walker
East Aiken Elementary
Angie Hood
Johnston Elementary
Kathleen Prince
Douglas Elementary
Susan Hein-Bodiford
North Augusta Elementary
Gail Wilkinson
Oakwood Windsor Elem.


MacDougall Elected NSTA District Director

Congratulations are extended to Gregory MacDougall for being elected as the new District VI Director for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)! Gregory is the Science Specialist for the CSRA Mathematics and Science Regional Center. The NSTA is the world’s largest professional organization promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning. District VI represents the states of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

District Directors are elected for a three-year term. District Directors serve as a liaison between his/her District and NSTA on issues of importance to science and science education. They serve on the Council and on committees as designated, attend NSTA Council meetings, and provide input into these meetings from the perspective of their representative states.

Gregory believes that this is an exciting time to be in science education. National reform efforts are striving to have ‘no child left behind,’ and these efforts have a powerful impact on our communities, which include a diverse population found in rural, suburban, and urban areas. As the CSRA Science Specialist for the last 5 years, Gregory has had first-hand knowledge of the unique needs of our diverse population and he has critical insight into national educational reforms.