MHS, CNCC teacher elected to science board

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MEEKER I The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors including a multiple-award winning teacher from Meeker High School.
Bev DeVore-Wedding is a science and math teacher at Meeker High School and an instructor at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely.
Elected by NSTA’s membership, the new board and council members began serving their three-year term June 1.
“The new board and council members bring a vast amount of experience and diverse perspectives to the table,” said NSTA President Bill Badders. “They will use their expertise in the field of science education to bring about positive change and effective solutions to pressing issues facing the association and its members.”
The new board members join a 13-member board that oversees NSTA’s finances, policies and procedures, and strategic planning.
Throughout her accomplished career, DeVore-Wedding has served the science education community in several different capacities.
For the past 27 years DeVore-Wedding has worked as an educator of students ranging from high school to college. She also serves as a mentor for new science and special education teachers through the New Teacher Center and is the conference chair for the upcoming NSTA Area Conference on Science Education, taking place in Denver, Dec. 12-14.
A past president of the Colorado Association of Science Teachers (CAST), DeVore-Wedding was also a science standards writer and reviewer for the Colorado Department of Education in 2005 and served on NSTA’s Council as the district XIV director from 2009-2012.
She has written on a variety of science education issues, contributed to professional development workshops, presented at several state and national math and science conferences and worked on a number of NSTA committees and advisory boards.
DeVore-Wedding is also a past recipient of the CAST Teacher Award for Excellence in High School Science Teaching (2011), the National Honor Society Youth Help Award (1990), and was named a finalist for the Albert Einstein Fellowship in 2012.