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 September 30, 2019.
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Award for elementary mathematics and science teaching (including computer science)
for grades K-6: 2020
Award for secondary mathematics and science teaching (including computer science)
for grades 7-12: 2021
- 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 about the Presidential Awards, contact John Olson, John.C.Olson@state.mn.us, 651-582-8673
For questions about the MnSTA Awards, contact Jean Tushie, Awards Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-308-6148
Other Award Opportunities:
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-
2019 MnSTA Science Teaching Awardee (Secondary)
Laura Unterholzner of Rochester Century High School
2019 Presidential Award in Science Finalists (Secondary)
Eric Friberg, biology teacher, Henry Sibley High School, Mendota Heights
Marta Stoeckel-Rogers, physics teacher, Tartan High School, Oakdale
Cynthia Welch, life and earth science teacher, Cloquet Middle School, Cloquet
2018 MnSTA Science Teaching Awardees
Carrie Ehn, School of Engineering and Arts, Golden Valley
Nora Gathje, Chatfield High School, Chatfield
2018 Presidential Award in Science Awardee (Elementary)
David McGill of Capitol Hill Elementary, St. Paul
2017 MnSTA Science Teaching Awardees
Kelli Ellickson, Cedar Park Elementary STEM School, Apple Valley
Phil Sinner, Renville County West High School, Renville
2017 Presidential Award in Science Awardee (Secondary)
Stacey Bartlett, Stillwater High School, Stillwater