The Texas Earth Science Teachers Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization, founded in 1984, whose mission is to facilitate and advance excellence in Earth and Space Science education. NESTA's purpose is the advancement, stimulation, extension, improvement, and coordination of Earth Science education at all educational levels. TESTA is an organization made up of and governed by classroom teachers, and extends its influence through association with other profession-al societies and organizations.
Officers and Board of Directors
President - Alexia Bieniek
Vice - President - Kathryn Barclay Fort Bend ISD
Secretary - Vacant
Clear Creek ISD
Treasurer - Lisa Stone
Fort Bend ISD
Membership Chair - Lale Bilir
Fort Bend ISD
Rock Raffle Chair - Vernon Dye
Webmaster - Christine Shupla
Board of Directors:
St. Johns School, Houston, TX
Dr. Linda Knight -
Retired, Dallas, TX
Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST) information,
TESTA Rock/Mineral/Fossil Raffle (at CAST, 3pm Friday, in Exhibit Hall Food Court)
TESTA Share-A-Thon (at CAST; 9:30–10:30 am Saturday, GRB Space 342 AD)
Become A Member
TESTA memberships run from CAST to CAST.
Annual dues are $10.
Please fill out the membership form and
TEACHER OF THE YEAR Every year at CAST, we honor our TESTA Teacher of the Year. Requirements for Teacher of the Year are as follows: