The Pennsylvania - Delaware String Teachers Association

Pay It Forward National Conference Program

Annually PADESTA sponsors the “Pay It Forward” ASTA National Conference program.  This program was generously started  by a committed member of PADESTA for the purpose of paying the registration fee for the national ASTA conference for a single member of the PADESTA Chapter.  The lucky winner will be chosen by random drawing. Members are encouraged to donate to the program to allow us to continue to "Pay It Forward" to a newer member of PADESTA who hasn't had the opportunity to attend the national conference before.

Please complete the following survey to enter yourself for the drawing for a free registration to this year's ASTA National Conference!

The deadline to complete the survey is Saturday, December 15, 2018.

All PADESTA members are eligible to enter the drawing with the exception of PADESTA board members and previous “Pay It Forward” winners.

The 2017 Award Winner is Kristina Woodson-Graham of Beaver Area School District in Pennsylvania.  Kristina has been a PADESTA member for 10 years and says her favorite part about ASTA is the new curriculum.

"I teach string players in grades 4 -12, and I am so excited about 3 full days of professional development devoted specifically to my profession! I know it sounds cliche, but I have wanted to go since I started teaching in 2006, and this is the first time my school district has given me permission to go! I am also "wowed" by the thought of meeting like-minded teachers from all over the country! This will truly be a first for me and I am determined not to miss it!"