ISTS Election for Secretary

De Anna Tibben Candidate Biography

Eric Hall

Hi! My name is De Anna Tibben and I am putting my name on the ballot for the IAS-ISTS Secretary position.  I have been a member of IAS-ISTS since 1996.  Over the years I have had the privilege of serving as Earth Science Interest Chair, ISTS Chair, and Fall Conference Chair.  I am currently serving as a Director on the IAS Board.  My term will end April 2017. 

Since 2010, my students have benefited from IJAS and the opportunities provided.  I understand the challenges many science teachers in different districts across Iowa face.  I have served on local and state committees and have been a voice for supporting Iowa Science Teachers.  I am currently an Instructional Coach with the Ames Community School District.  I have 22 years of science teaching experience at the middle and high school levels.  I also have experience in teaching undergrad science education programs at ISU and summer workshops for teachers at UNI.  If elected, I will work as a member of the IAS-ISTS leadership team to make a difference for Iowa teachers.