Candidate for Vice Chair

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Jesse Wilcox Candidate Biography

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Iowa Academy of Science Activities

Jesse was honored to receive the Iowa Academy of Science’s Excellence in Science Teaching Award in 2011 for his work in general science teaching. He has been an active member of ISTS since 2005 and has presented at the ISTS Fall Conference 29 times. Jesse is excited about the prospect of serving as Vice-Chair of ISTS—the same organization that provided him confidence, professional development, and a place to meet up with colleagues from around Iowa.


Special Activities

• 2016 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award; Awarded by Grand View University
• 2007 Maitland P. Simmons Award; Awarded by the National Science Teachers Association
• 2016-2017 Director of North-Central Association for Science Teacher Education

Candidate Statement

I am honored to be considered for the ISTS Vice-Chair. If elected, I would work to maintain the quality of the ISTS Fall Conference, work to further integrate the NGSS into Iowa classrooms, and continue efforts to promote ISTS to preservice, elementary, and secondary science teachers across Iowa