Oconee River GYSTC

  • Oconee River GYSTC
    Northeast Georgia RESA
    375 Winter Street
    Winterville, GA 30683

  • Will Dodd

  • 706-742-8292 x212

  • 706-742-8928

  • will.dodd@negaresa.org

  • http://oconeeriver.gystc.org/magnolia-midlands/

Opened in 1997, the Oconee River Georgia Youth Science & Technology Center is a Regional Center for GYSTC, Inc. which is a private, not-for-profit educational organization designed to increase interest in and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for serious study, particularly among elementary and middle school teachers, students and parents in typically underserved areas in the state. Oconee River GYSTC is located at the Northeast Georgia RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency) in Winterville, Georgia. The Center provides a variety of professional development programs and STEM kits for K-8 teachers and students.


Barrow Clarke Commerce City Elbert
Greene Jackson Jefferson City Madison
Morgan Oconee Oglethorpe Social Circle City



Educator Programs

Virtual In-Class Field Trips

An in-class field trip is a unique experience for the classroom teacher and the students class to view science from a different perspective.

Virtual Professional Learning Workshops

These one-hour sessions cover a variety of topics to enhance the teaching capabilities of educators.


Virtual Afterschool for Math and Science

This GYSTC afterschool program is a virtual refresher in math and science exercises in which some students might need a little more time to progress at a more satisfactorily level.

Virtual Family STEM Nights

Join one of our Virtual STEM Nights! Everyone in your family can participate. Activities are appropriate for K-2, 3-5 or 6-8, depending on the session you join.


Virtual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academy for Parents with Grades K-5 Students

GYSTC works to improve the teaching-learning process for teachers, parents and students. GYSTC STEM Academy for Parents focuses on providing real-world experiences that parents can use to assist their students virtual learning experiences.

Board Members

Mr. Paul Chambers


Mr. John Chittom

Athens Janitor Supply

Dr. Chris McMichael

Barrow County Schools

Dr. Xernona Thomas

Clarke County Schools

Dr. Joy Tolbert

Commerce City Schools

Mr. Jon Jarvis

Elbert County Schools

Mr. Nathan Bartlett

Georgia Power Company

Dr. Chris Houston

Greene County Schools

Dr. April Howard

Jackson County Schools

Dr. John M. Jackson

Jefferson City Schools

Mrs. Susan Daniel

Johnson & Johnson

Mr. Michael Williams

Madison County Schools

Dr. Virgil Cole

Morgan County Schools

Dr. Keith Everson

Northeast Georgia RESA

Dr. Jason Branch

Oconee County Schools

Dr. Beverly Levine

Oglethorpe County Schools

Dr. Robbie Hooker

Social Circle City Schools

Mr. Stephen Shockley

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