2016 ASTA AWARDS
The Alabama Science Teachers Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015-2016 Outstanding Science Teacher Awards. The selected individuals go above and beyond to make their science classrooms engaging and meaningful for learners through writing and receiving grants, developing curriculum, and presenting at and attending professional development opportunities that constantly update their knowledge of the subject and classroom pedagogy. The following awards will be presented at this year’s ASTA Conference at McWane Center in Birmingham:
Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year for Elementary Schools
Jennifer Priest, Susan Moore Elementary (Blount County School System)
Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year for Middle Schools
Shelly Huver, Rock Quarry Middle School (Tuscaloosa City School System)
Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year for High Schools
Danette Tawbush, Cleveland High School (Blount County School System)
Fannie Mae Nelson Teacher of Promise (less than three years teaching experience)
Kristina Kilgallen, Hale County High School (Hale County School System)
More Information about the ASTA Science Teacher Awards:
The Alabama Science Teachers Association presents $1,000 awards to outstanding
Alabamascience teachers at its annual Conference in these categories:
The Fannie Mae Nelson Teacher of Promise is awarded to an outstanding K-12 science teacher who has less than three years of teaching experience and carries a cash award of $500.
All members of ASTA are encouraged to submit nominations for these awards. Nominees must be full-time classroom teachers and current members of ASTA. Members of ASTA’s Executive Board, District Directors, or previous recipients of the Outstanding Elementary, Middle, or High School Awards are not eligible for consideration. Previous recipients of the Teacher of Promise Award may be nominated for one of the other awards.
If you wish to make a nomination for this program, please mail the materials listed below as one complete packet to the address listed on the Nomination Form.
Nomination packets are typically accepted from December and through late January. Please specific due dates are posted each fall.
Faxed or e-mailed pages are not accepted.
•· In what ways is this nominee a highly qualified science teacher?
•· How does the nominee address inquiry and problem solving in their science teaching?
General questions concerning nominations may be directed to Holly Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org