Each year our organization seeks to honor those among us who have contributed in a beneficial way to the improvement of science education in the state of Massachusetts. Consider nominating a colleague who has met the criteria below. Nominations may be made by applying online using the 2021 Nomination Form.
Membership in MAST is not a requirement
In the first 3 years of the teaching profession and currently teaching science
Noticed for remarkable achievement, accomplishment, and promise as a science educator
Non-member of MAST, but MAST membership is not a disqualifier
Works with science educators in Massachusetts
High visibility in science education
Promotes being a “friend” to the science community – strives to work collaboratively in his/her mission
The recipient should be a K-8 teacher who inspires his/her children to see science in the natural world around them.
Membership in MAST is not a requirement for the award.
Current member of MAST (e.g. membership acquired through conference participation or affiliates)
Previous MAST County Educator of the Year Award winner
Active or retired teacher
Significant accomplishment in science education, locally, and statewide
Role model in science education for other educators
Hold a current membership in the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) and has been an active member one year prior.
Have a past history of being an active, contributing member of national, state, and/or local science teacher organizations.
Have provided a leadership role in promoting and advancing the cause of quality science education among his/her peers.
Have been active in promoting and advancing the cause of quality science education among students in the schools.
Nominations are open Nov 1 2021 through January 1 2022
Contact Laura Carlin at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Call for Nominations
Massachusetts Science Educators Hall of Fame
CRITERIA FOR NOMINATIONS
The individual should have been involved in science education in Massachusetts for a minimum of twenty years.
The individual should have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of education in the sciences and/or science teaching in Massachusetts.
Has had an effect in school(s) and/or system (s).
Has had an effect statewide/regionally.
Has had an impact nationally.
Has introduced/modified new teaching/learning programs.
Has done workshops and lectures for student groups.
Has publications related to science/education of value to science educators.
Has provided service to professional organizations.
There is evidence of enthusiastic and continual search for knowledge.
There is evidence of leadership in science education.
There is evidence of long-term impact on students.
There has been recognition of contributions such as awards/citations from recognized groups.
Many science educators in Massachusetts are deserving of recognition. We need your help in identifying the most dedicated individuals in our state. The procedure for nomination is:
1. Send the name, address, e-mail address and telephone number of your nominee to the name listed below. Include one page telling why you are nominating this person. DEADLINE SEPT. 17
2. Inform the nominee of your nomination and tell them to provide us with: (1) an up-to-date resume and (2) three letters of reference. Please limit these references to two pages each. DEADLINE for the application packet is Sept. 24
DIRECT QUESTIONS OR SEND THE RESUME AND LETTERS OF REFERENCE TO:
Jim Perry 19 N White Pine Ln, Mansfield, MA 02048
Cell: 508-272-1236. email email@example.com.