Promoting Engaging, Authentic, and Meaningful Science Education

  • About STOM

STOM is your Missouri advocate in science education  

Our Board members work hard to represent the ideas of Missouri science educators to DESE, Legislatures, and other policy makers.

STOM is your source of science education information

STOM is working hard to keep you informed about all that is related to science education in Missouri and the nation.

STOM is your professional development resource

STOM Board members can provide you and your district with high quality and engaging PD opportunities.

STOM is your source for peer collaboration

The STOM website provides multiple avenues to share ideas and information with other science teachers across Missouri.  

Contact STOM

Mailing Address:


5620 Waterfront Dr South

Columbia, MO  65202


Board Members - see individual addresses on the Board of Directors page.

The Goals of Science Teachers

of Missouri (STOM)

Provide information about policies and practices that affect science education (STOM disseminates up-to-date news and information to stakeholders through its website, newsletters, and social media)

Enhance the professional development of science educators (STOM provides tools, resources, and opportunities for professional learning)

Promote innovations that improve science literacy for all MO students (STOM values research and evidence based practices)

Advocate for high quality science teaching and learning (STOM advocates for 3-Dimensional teaching and learning that emphasizes disciplinary core ideas, practices, and cross-cutting concepts)



Science Teachers of Missouri is the state chapter of the National Science Teachers Association. As the state chapter, STOM works closely with NSTA on education issues at the National Level.

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of more than 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

Visit the NSTA website to learn more about its support, resources, professional development opportunities, and membership.

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Mailing Address:  STOM Executive Secretary, 26196 Ridge Drive, Maryville, MO 64468

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Science Teachers of Missouri 2017

Science Teachers of Missouri is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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