Texas Science Education 
 Leadership Association


  • TSELA provides leadership for the improvement of science instruction.
  • TSELA provides communication among science education leaders.
  • TSELA provides professional growth opportunities.
  • TSELA is an affiliate of NSELA, the Science Teachers Association of Texas, and the National Science Teachers Association.

New streamlined Science TEKS will be implemented during the 2018-2019 school year.

TEA is seeking input on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by August 29. Information is here.

Our next meeting will be at CAST in Houston on Wednesday, November 8. Registration is now open!

Our new 2017-18 officers are Shane Woods, President; Cynthia Ontiveros, Past President; Michael Brinkman, President Elect; Debbie Richards, Treasurer; and Laurel Frank, Secretary.

Congratulations to Lora Holt as the 2016 Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Awardee! Thanks to our wonderful Delta/Frey reps, Verne Isbell and Whitney West, for sponsoring the award. 

Streamlined Science TEKS

The State Board of Education (SBOE) gave final approval on April 21, 2017, to the streamlined science TEKS for K-8 science and four high school science courses. The streamlined TEKS will be implemented in classrooms beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. You can access the revised TEKS here.

Texas ESSA Plan - Input by Aug 29

Public comments regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consolidated state plan for Texas are now being accepted by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Please click below to access the draft plan and email address to submit comments. Comments will be accepted until August 29, 2017. You can access the proposed ESSA plan here.

Award Nominations Open - TSELA Outstanding Leadership in Science Education - Due by October 15

This prestigious award recognizes and honors a TSELA member, who through their professional work, has demonstrated outstanding leadership in science education at the school, district, county, regional, and/or state level.

The award is presented at the TSELA meeting at CAST (Houston). The award is accompanied by a check for $750 and a plaque donated by Delta Education/FOSS/Frey/CPO.



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