2019-2020 STAT Executive Board

The Executive Board is STAT's governing body and sets policy and makes decisions on behalf of the membership by providing general oversight over STAT's activities. The Officers and At-Large Board Members are voting members of the Board. Learn more about each board member's role and the qualifications for Executive Board service. 

Contact STAT's leadership at [email protected].


President Linda Schaake
Brady ISD
Retired Elementary Science Teacher

 Terry White

Past President Terry White
Spring Branch ISD
District Elementary Science Lead


President-Elect Kara Swindell
Lubbock ISD
Eighth-Grade Science Teacher


Treasurer Gianna Lopez Colson
Harmony Public Schools
District K-8 Science Coach

 Jennifer Meyer

Secretary Jennifer Meyer
Leander ISD
Senior Coordinator, Elementary Science

 Matthew Cushing

Member-at-Large Matthew Cushing
Rice University Office of STEM Engagement
Executive Director


Member-at-Large Jeanette Escobar
El Paso ISD
Fifth-Grade Science Instruction/Campus Lead

 Leslie Harvey

Member-at-Large Leslie Harvey
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
Fifth-Grade Science Teacher

 Charles Z

Member-at-Large Charles Zemanek III
Nacogdoches ISD
Department Head and Eighth-Grade Science Teacher