Welcome to VSELA
The Virginia Science Education Leadership Association is an organization dedicated to ensuring an excellent science education for all Virginia students. Our membership consists of state and division level science leaders, higher education faculty, and leaders within the informal science education community.
VSELA Registration for the Fall 2022 Conference:
Richmond Marriott Short Pump, 4240 Dominion Blvd. Glen Allen, VA
November 2-3, 2022
* Our block of reserved hotel rooms have been filled. Please consider registering without lodging and secure your own room. Registration for lodging officially closes on October 7, 2022.
May 2022 Election of New Officers
Treasurer: Dat Le
Dat Le is the Science Supervisor for Arlington Public Schools. In this position, he is responsible for the management and coordination of the K-12 science program serving over 27,000 students. Dat previously taught middle and high school science, including biology and environmental science. He has also taught graduate courses in research, evaluation, and educational statistics. Currently, Dat serves as VSELA’s Treasurer and has led fundraising and partnership efforts to advance the work of our organization. In addition to being Treasurer for VSELA, Dat also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, where he co-chairs the Certification Council.
Vice President: Programming: Tammy Stone
Supervisor for Rockingham County Public Schools. Tammy graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in Chemistry and Math. Later she earned her MS in Life Science with a concentration in Chemistry at the University of Maryland at College Park. Tammy has taught at JMU part-time since 2007 and has 23 years of experience in public education. Tammy is passionate about Place Based Education, environmental literacy, and environmental sustainability. She has been a mentor teacher for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and taken all of the administrators to the Bay from her division. Tammy, as president, serves on the board of directors of the Shenandoah Valley Pure Water Forum, an environmental organization that brings together businesses, non-profits, universities, and public schools to address water quality issues of the Shenandoah River. Aside from environmental education, she believes that STEM education is vital and values authentic, integrated learning experiences for all students K-12. Furthermore, her goal is to empower and champion the amazing teachers she works with to provide these experiences to their students. Tammy is a member of NSTA, VAST, VMSC, VSCAL, VDOE EE board, ITEEA, and she has been a VSELA member since 2013.
Textbook Adoption Materials
Click here to access materials, contacts and presentations for the VaDOE approved science textbook and instructional materials adoption.