Laura Finney, a teacher at Chamberlin Hill Intermediate School in Findlay, Ohio, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. Finney, who earned her master’s degree in curriculum and teaching from Bowling Green State University, has spent her career challenging students in kindergarten through ninth grade with what she calls “authentic experiences” and inquiry-based learning in the Earth sciences.
Each National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) section selects a section winner. Sections may also have State winners. Application forms are available here. The deadline varies with the eleven sections. In support of this award, AGI provides an Earth Science week kit and selected publications to all section and state awardees.
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The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program identifies outstanding science and mathematics teachers, kindergarten through 12th grade, in each state and the four U.S. jurisdictions. Presidential Awards for excellence in elementary and secondary mathematics and science teaching are given in the 50 states and the four U.S. jurisdictions (216 awards).