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Tennessee Science Education Leadership Association

The Tennessee Science Education Leadership Association (TnSELA) exists to promote excellence in science education leadership throughout the state of Tennessee.  As an organization, TnSELA facilitates the dissemination of information between persons in science education leadership positions and provides opportunities for discussion and peer development.  Membership in TnSELA is open to all personnel in leadership roles who are concerned with, and interested in, the improvement of science education.  This will include, but not be limited to, science department heads, coordinators, specialists, teacher advocates, lead teachers, consultants directors of instruction, administrators, key leaders, professional employees of state government, and faculty in higher education.

Those interested in joining should contact Jennifer Dye. Information from the organizational brochure is available below. 

The mission of TnSELA is to support leadership for the improvement of science teaching and learning in order to:

  • Promote and enhance the development of effective leadership practices as a means to improve science education.
  • Provide opportunities for leaders and educators responsible for and/or interested in the leadership in science education to discuss, and to take action on, matters of common interest and concern.
  • Facilitate communication among leaders and stakeholders for science education
  • Support and disseminate research leading to the incorporation of best practices.
  • Address science education issues with the appropriate agencies.

TnSELA Officers


President—Jennifer Dye (

Treasurer—Barry Farris (

Secretary—Becky Hill (

Grand Division Representatives:

West Tennessee—Becky Cox (

Middle Tennessee—Betty Phillips (

East Tennessee—Chuck English (