Teacher of the Year

The Science Teacher of the Year Award is given annually by ASTA to recognize and honor our colleagues who exemplify quality science teaching. The award is presented to one teacher from the elementary level, middle school/junior high level, and the high school level at the annual ASTA convention. Nominees must be certified, full-time classroom teachers and current members of ASTA.

An additional award is presented to an outstanding novice teacher who exhibits exceptional potential for a career of quality science teaching. Nominees for this award must be certified, full-time, within their first three years of teaching experience at either the elementary, middle school, or high school level and members of ASTA.

The 2017 Teacher of the Year Awardees will be announced at ASTA’s Annual Conference.  ASTA is grateful to the 2017 Teacher of the Year Sponsors.  They include:

 

 

2016
Rachel Tankersley (ES)
Maura Neill (MS)
Michael Frank (HS)
Sandra Crusa (NT)
2015
Dianne Bonney (ES)
Kaci Heins (MS)
Amber Henry (HS)
Meredith Schulte (NT)
2014
Svea Anderson (ES)
Baldwin Gutierrez (MS)
Michael Vargas (HS)
Zachary Kovach (NT)
2013
Rellie Lawyer (ES)
Mariano Guerra (MS)
Christine Sapio (HS)
Lucinda Price (NT)
2012
Erik Von-Burg (ES)
Nancy Foote (MS)
Marni Landry (HS)
Lynn Mitts (NT)
2011
Rita MacWilliam (ES)
Erik Hanchett (MS)
C. Lane Walburger (HS)
Aaron Done (NT)
2010
Marguerite Samples (ES)
Louie Robles (MS)
Paul McElligott (HS)
Rachel Casmer (NT)
2009
Stephanie Angle (ES)
John Jay Higbee (MS)
Geraldine Fisher (HS)
Kellie McLean (NT)
2008
Stacey Green (ES)
Colette M. Bos (MS)
Cheri Kinney (HS)
Amy Stump (NT)
2007
Greg Londot (ES)
Ruth Heaton (MS)
Sandy Harness (HS)
Brian Kievit (NT)
2006
Susan Sain (ES)
Alexia Wacks (MS)
Amanda Grimes (NT)
2005
Kathy Foley (ES)
Tammy Naef (MS)
Therese Govert (HS)
2004
Beverly Waters (HS)
Linda Coyle (MS)
2003
Brenda Penrod (ES)
Amy Smith (MS)
Eric Bodznick (HS)
2002
Ellie Feldner (ES)
Norris Phelps (MS)
Walt Thomas (HS)
2001
Xan Simonson (MS)
Kathy Krucker (HS)
2000
Roger Rohrbach (ES)
Bob Cunningham (MS)
Larry Deutsche (HS)
1999
Mary Brown (ES)
Debra Bjorna (MS)
Jan David Snyder (HS)
1998
Richard Rice (ES)
1997
Richard Rice (ES)
Noma Cardiff (MS)
Nancy Garavito (HS)
1995
Richard Orvin Hogen (ES)
Dan Barrera (MS)
Larry Dukerich (HS)
1994
Joanna Doyle (ES)
Patricia Bayham-Mazier (MS)
Kathy Friedman (Junior HS)
1993
Bob Campbell (ES)
William Walther (MS)
Ann Justus (HS)
1991
Janet Hoy (ES)
Gloria Joe (MS)
1990
Karen Lee (ES)
Lois Ann Rosensweat Rowe (MS)
Daniel C. Wood (HS)
Larry Ladue (HS)
1989
Jackie Cleveland (ES)
Mike Trimble (HS)
1988
Anthony L. Occhiuzzi (HS)
1986
Ann Parra (ES)
Randall Blecha (MS)
Ann Justus (HS)
1985
Cheri Balkenbush (ES)
Karen Milne (MS)
Dick Dutton (HS)
1984
Phyllis Early (ES)
Brenda Pierce (MS)
Malcolm Wells (HS)
1978
Charles Hoyt (HS)
1972
William O’Donald (HS)

ES – Elementary School Level: MS – Middle School Level; HS – High School Level; NT -Novice Teacher