2019 Award Winners Announced
Each year, the California Science Teacher Association’s Awards Committee has the honor of selecting the year’s Award winners from a slate of talented candidates. CSTA’s awards program solicits award nominations from the CSTA membership and the Board of Directors. CSTA is committed to recognizing and encouraging excellence in science teaching through the presentation of awards to science educators who have made outstanding contributions in science education in the state and who are poised to continue the momentum of providing high quality, relevant science education into the future. In addition, CSTA partners with the California Department of Education to honor the California State Finalists and Awardees in Science of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The following individuals will be honored at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 19, 2019, during the California Science Education Conference in San Jose.
Jessica Sawko Teacher Leadership Award Winner - Julie Huffman
Future Science Teacher Award Winner - Thomas Garcia
Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award Winner - Maria Simani
Future Science Teacher Award Winner - Ryan Moritz
Administrator Leadership Award Winner - Matthew Steitz
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
CSTA annually partners with the California Department of Education to honor the California science teacher state finalists and recipients of the PAEMST. The PAEMST is the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. Here are the 2019 California State Finalists:
Ms. Janice Coonrod
Bishop O’Dowd High School
Mrs. Erica Delgado
Lennox Mathematics, Science and Technology Academy
Mrs. Joanna Trigo
La Viña Middle School
CSTA invites you to join us as we honor excellence on Saturday, October 19. The awards lunch will include the presentation of awards along with a presentation from Tim Ritchie, President and CEO, of The Tech Interactive.