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STAT Announces 2017 Science Educator Awards

Wednesday, October 25, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kate Johanns
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The Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) is proud to announce the 2017 STAT Science Educator Award recipients, who represent the thousands of excellent Texas science educators inspiring students daily across the state.



This award is the highest honor STAT can bestow on a member for outstanding contributions to science education. Named for Virginia Woods, longtime STAT executive secretary, the award is given at the consideration and approval of the STAT Executive Board.




2017 Virginia Wood Award Recipient

Kenn Heydrick



These annual awards recognize outstanding science educators serving at all levels. The winners are selected by an awards committee of STAT members. STAT is grateful to Chevron for sponsoring the 2017 Outstanding Educator Awards.



2017 Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year – Rookie

Charles Zemanek

Nacogdoches ISD



2017 Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year – Elementary

Katie Teague

Round Rock ISD

(recently relocated to Virginia)



2017 Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year – Middle School

Christina McLain

Frisco ISD



2017 Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year – High School

Traci Lowes

North East ISD, San Antonio



2017 Distinguished Leadership in Science 

Ann Mulvihill

Irving ISD





The Skoog Cup College Faculty Award is presented to a faculty or staff member at a Texas college or university who has demonstrated significant contributions and leadership in the development of quality science education. The award is presented by STAT and the Texas Tech University Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Program.



2017 Skoog Cup College Faculty Award Recipient

Karen Jo Matsler

University of Texas at Arlington


Honorees will be recognized at STAT’s 2017 Annual Conference, the Conference for the Advancement in Science Teaching (CAST), Nov. 9-11 in Houston.

The Science Teachers Association of Texas



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