AAPG National Earth Science Teacher of the Year Award

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The American Association of Petroleum Geologists' (AAPG) Foundation’s National Earth Science Teacher of the Year Award program, initiated in 1996, exists to recognize teachers who go beyond the textbook to incorporate applied geology into their lesson plans and "bring students an appreciation of how one field of science touches their everyday life." In support of this program, AGI provides each teacher an Earth Science Week kit and an Earth Magazine.

2019 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Laura Branch
Honorable Mention:
 Chuck Schepke
 Rebekah Kienenberger

2018 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Deborah Morgan
Honorable Mention:
 Andre Raymond
 Coby Weyhmiller
 Eric Woodard
 Matthew Brunner
 Leigh Marsh

2017 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Julie Mitchell
Honorable Mention:
 Dylan Canavan
 Molly Shaw
 Leigh Marsh

2016 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Karen Waterbury
Honorable Mention:
 Jill Bushaw
 Ilena Krupala
 Katherine Hoover
 Shannon Chatwin
 Larry Rodgers

2015 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Jacqueline Bath
Honorable Mention:
 Susan Boucher
 Jennifer Reyes
 Katherine Hoover
 Shannon Chatwin
 Stephan Kiouses

2014 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Heather McArdle
Honorable Mention:
 Sabrina Ewald
 Madelyn Percy
 Chung Khong
 Debra Stiles
 Alexandra Holter

2013 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Chris Bolhuis
Honorable Mention:
 Sheryl Sides
 Sue Ellen Lyons
 Wendy Van Norden
 Denece Lord

2012 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Jonna Gentry
Honorable Mention:
 Sue Ellen Lyons
 Heather Marshall
 Kurtz Miller
 Laura Opper
 Paul Sawyer

2011 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Sharon Milito
Honorable Mention:
 Shay Harman
 Michael Warren
 Leah Keith-Houle

2010 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Stef Paramoure
Honorable Mention:
 Thomas Hollis
 Paula Jameson
 Julie Pollard

2009 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Ty Scott Robinson
Honorable Mention:
 Cristopher Marshall
 Annette Calabretta
 Kimberly Beck
 Laura Barnes

2008 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Mary Fitts
Honorable Mention:
 Stef Paramoure
 Scott Clark
 Steve Tyree

2007 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Ryan Henry
Honorable Mention:
 Scott Kluever
 Candace Penrod
 Scott Goetsch

2006 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Jim Mears
Honorable Mention:
 Rhonda L. Bodiford

2005 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Marilyn Bachman
Honorable Mention:
 Linda M. Burns
 John Ghist
 Sheryl Schickedanz
 Carol Muñiz
 Barbara Gallivan

2004 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Michael Fillipow
Honorable Mention:
 Chandra Hamilton
 Ruth Hendricks
 Gerald Gutoski
 William J. Christiansen

2003 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Amy John
Honorable Mention:
 Carolyn Stallings
 Raymond Kucklinca
 Martha Peters
 Jamie Scott

2002 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Kevin Leineweber
Honorable Mention:
 John Jackson
 Rebecca Kerr
 Andrea Walker
 Laura Opper

2001 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: John McKinney
Honorable Mention:
 Joel Stewart
 Connie Sergent
 Diedra Wakeley
 Thomas Arnold

2000 AAPG Foundation National and Sectional Awardees Included:

Teacher of the Year: Peggy Lubchenco
Honorable Mention:
 Thom Adorney
 Sally Kirkpatrick
 Beverly Ring