The WVSTA Officers are a dedicated group of volunteers who come from the classroom, state government, higher education, and retired educators.


Erika Klose


Erika is the STEM Coordinator for the West Virginia Department of Education in Charleston, WV.


Josh Revels

Vice President

Josh works for Fairmont State as a NASA Education Specialist at the Katherine Johnson IV&V Facility in Fairmont, WV.


Davita Meleander


Davita teaches science at Springs Mills Middle School in Martinsburg, WV.


Rhonda Wood

Vice President of Membership

Rhonda teaches science at the Cabell County Alternative School in Huntington, WV.


Wayne Yonkelowitz


Wayne is a retired science teacher living in Fayetteville, WV.


Dr. Deb Hemler

Executive Director

Deb oversees science education and methods at Fairmont State University where she is also the Interim Chair of Natural Sciences in Fairmont, WV.


Carolyn Thomas

Past President

Carolyn teaches science at Wildwood Middle School in Shenandoah Junction, WV.


Jennifer Schwertfeger

WVDE Liason

Jennifer is the Science Coordinator for the West Virginia Department of Education in Charleston, WV.


Dr. Angela McKeen

Labnotes Editor

Angela teachers science at Notre Dame High School in Clarksburg, WV

WVSTA Officers

The President is a 2 year position that provides leadership and management for the organization.  Vice President is a two-year position that oversees the annual conference before ascending to the throne.  The other officer positions are voted on annually in early fall with all officer positions ratified at the conference. Any member in good standing can be nominated for a position.