Time to Recognize Great Teachers!
Do you believe that classroom teachers should be rewarded for excellence?
Do you want our best teachers to represent our profession to the public?
Do you know exemplary science teachers; either in your school or district?
Then nominate a colleague (or yourself) for the
Medtronic Foundation Science Teaching Award Presented by MnSTA
Award for Elementary Science Teaching [K-6]
Award for Secondary School Science Teaching [7-12]
Each awardee will be recognized at the Minnesota Conference on Science Education, February 2013 in Duluth and will receive a $1000 grant for use in his/her classroom.
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Award for Secondary Mathematics Teaching (2013)
Award for Secondary Science Teaching (2013)
(Elementary awards will be given in 2014)
The state Awardees receive a week in Washington DC with a White House reception and an award of $10,000 plus local recognition. Nominations deadline is April 1st and Application deadline is May 1st.
Information, Nominations and Applications at www.paemst.org
For questions, contact
John Olson, Teacher of the Year and Presidential Award Coordinator
Congratulations to Past Minnesota Science Teacher Awardees!
Presidential Award for Excellence in
Mathematics and Science Teaching
2011 Minnesota Awardee
Battle Creek Middle School, St. Paul
Jamin McKenzie has taught Earth Science and Advanced Placement Science at Battle Creek Middle School for his 10-year teaching tenure.
As a Leadership Team member and After School Site Leader, he coordinates and collaborates with many of his colleagues to ensure an effective learning experience for all students and staff. Other roles held by Jamin have included athletic coach, Science Department Chair, and Professional Learning Community Leader.
Meeting the needs of all students is the driving force behind his co-created interactive online learning Web site, which has been instrumental in integrating technology into his classes. His goal was to break down the bricks and mortar of the classroom experience for students and allow them access on their own time.
Jamin has presented sessions on co-teaching, standards-based grading, and using a Web site and technology as interactive learning tools. He received the Saint Paul Rotary Teacher of the Year award for 2011.
Jamin will receive a $10,000 award and be recognized at the White House and other events in Washington, DC, June 27-29.
Read more at: https://recognition.paemst.org/finalist_profile/23138
2012 Minnesota Finalists
Cedar Park Elementary STEM School, Apple Valley
L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion School, St. Paul
Cathy and Henriette were selected by a panel of Minnesota science education leaders, who reviewed their applications. The applications will be judged by national reviewers and one will be selected as the Minnesota awardee next spring.
The award alternates with elementary teachers in even years and secondary teacher in odd years. This fall science teachers in grades 7-12 may apply for the 2013 award. Details are at www.paemst.org.
The Medtronic Foundation 2012 Science Teaching Award,
Presented by MnSTA
Springfield High School, Springfield
Ms. Meyer is a life science teacher with classes in biology, ecology, anatomy/physiology and college biology. She has been in Springfield for almost 8 years and prior to that taught at St. Bernard High School in St. Paul. The Springfield High School is physically connected to an elementary school, so Amanda frequently has her students do projects that connect with elementary students. For example, anatomy/physiology students write children’s books about the body and biology students teach 5th graders how to use microscopes.
The award provides $1000 for a classroom project. Amanda will purchase equipment to allow her ecology students to conduct a series of eight outdoor investigations with 5th grade students around topics that are taught in both 5th grade and high school.
Mary Colson, MnSTA President
Amanda Meyer, Recipient
Steve Walvig, MnSTA President Elect
Congratulations to Past Award Winning teachers:
The Medtronic Foundation Science Teaching Award, Presented by MnSTA
•Susan Sparboe, Dassel-Cokato Middle School
•Charles Handlon, Century High School, Rochester
•Cathy Kindem, Cedar Park Elementary, Apple Valley
•Susan Fourniea, Battle Creek Middle School, St. Paul
•Elizabeth Ring, Litchfield High School
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education
MN 2009 Finalists
•Callie BushMiller, Fridley High School
•Claire Hypolite, Edison High School, Minneapolis
MN 2009 Awardee
•Stephen Kaback, The Blake School, Minneapolis
MN 2011 Finalists
•Nicolas Faber, J.A. Johnson Elementary, St. Paul
•Paulette Saatzer, Garlough Elementary, West St. Paul