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 in your school or district?
Then nominate a colleague (or yourself) for the
MnSTA Science Teaching Award
Award for Elementary Science Teaching
Award for Secondary School Science Teaching
Each awardee will be recognized at the MnSTA Conference on Science Education in November in St. Cloud and will receive a $1,000 grant for use in his/her classroom. The deadline is October 1.
Presidential Award for Excellence
in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Award for Secondary Mathematics and Science (including computer science) teachers working in grades 7-12 (2017)
Award for Elementary Mathematics and Science Teaching (2018)
- Two state Awardees (usually one math and one science) receive awardee activities in Washington DC, usually with a White House reception, and a cash award of $10,000. They also receive state recognition and leadership opportunities. The nomination deadline is April 1st and the application deadline is May 1st.
Information, Nominations and Applications are at www.paemst.org
For questions, contact
John Olson, Awards Coordinator
The National Science Teachers Association has teacher awards at http://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards provides nationally recognized certification, including Early Adolescence Science (ages 11-15) and Adolescence and Young Adulthood Science (ages 14-18+). http://www.nbpts.org/national-
2017 Presidential Award in Science Finalists (secondary)
Stacey Bartlett, Stillwater High School, Stillwater
James Lane, Mahtomedi High School, Mahtomedi
Marta Stoekel-Rogers, Tartan High School, Oakdale
2016 Presidential Award in Science Finalists (elementary)
Jill Jensen, Glacier Hills Elementary school, Eagan
Jim Schrankler, St. Anthony Park Elementary School, St. Paul
2016 MnSTA Science Teaching Award, sponsored by Boston Scientific and 3M Corporation
Jill, Jensen, science specialist at Glacier Hills Elementary School of Art & Science, Eagan
Katie Melgaard, science teacher at Marshall County Central High School, Newfolden
2015 MnSTA Science Teaching Award, sponsored by Boston Scientific
Sara Aker, fifth grade teacher at Redtail Ridge Elementary School, Savage
Becky Stark, science teacher at Hidden Oakes Middle School, Prior Lake
2015 Presidential Award in Science (secondary)
Lisa Houdek, Central High School, St. Paul
2014 Presidential Award in Science (elementary)
Francis Stang, O.H. Elementary School, Mahtomedi
For questions, contact
John Olson, MnSTA Teaching Award and Presidential Award Coordinator