Peggy Carlisle
Peggy Carlisle, who has thirty years of classroom teaching experience, is currently a science teacher for gifted students at Pecan Park Elementary in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and received a Masters of Education degree from Mississippi College and a Bachelor of Science
degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a Mississippi College Distinguished Alumni. Peggy serves on the MSTA Board as the Elementary
Representative and also the Awards Chair. She annually presents at MSTA conferences. She has received the MSTA Distinguished Science Teacher Award and the Outstanding Elementary Teacher Award. She is currently a member of
the Mississippi Science Frameworks Revision Team.

Peggy served for four years as the nationís elementary science representative on the Teachers Advisory Council, National Academies of Science in Washington, DC. She has served on the Board of the Council for Elementary Science International. She is an inductee into the National Teachers Hall of Fame, was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the National Unsung Hero Award, the National Phi Delta Kappa Teacher of the Year Award, the National Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year Award and is an inductee into the Mississippi Hall of Master Teachers. She has received over $180,000 in grants for her classroom and school. Peggy is an active member of the National Science Teachers Association, having served on the Board of Directors as the Preschool-Elementary Division Director (2012-2015). She presents at annual NSTA area and national conferences. Peggy is the Chair of the Shell Science Teaching Judging Panel and is also a member of the Outstanding STEM Trade Books Judging Panel. She has authored articles published in the NSTA journal Science and Children. She is a recipient of the NSTA Shell Science Teaching Award and the Sylvia Shugrue Elementary Teaching Award.

MSTA and its members are leaders in bringing science education to the forefront of our stateís agenda, seeking to present the most up-to-date information regarding science instruction. We must have an education system in which all students find science to be both exciting and accessible. We must educate administrators as to the value and necessity of their support of strong, quality science programs in all schools. High quality assessments must reflect best practices in current science education. MSTA provides a voice for teachers and is a driving force, supporting teachers through conferences, resources, collaboration and informal education opportunities.