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2022 MAST AWARDS

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 2022 Nomination Form.

Dawn Sather Exemplary New Teacher Award

  1. Membership in MAST is not a requirement

  2. In the first 3 years of the teaching profession and currently teaching science

  3. Noticed for remarkable achievement, accomplishment, and promise as a science educator

Russell P. Stanhope Distinguished Friend of Science Award

  1. Non-member of MAST, but MAST membership is not a disqualifier

  2. Works with science educators in Massachusetts

  3. High visibility in science education

  4. Promotes being a “friend” to the science community – strives to work collaboratively in his/her mission 

Joann Blum Inspiration in Environmental Education Award

  1. The recipient should be a K-8 teacher who inspires his/her children to see science in the natural world around them.

  2. Membership in MAST is not a requirement for the award.

  3. The recipient will receive recognition at the annual MAST Awards banquet and one year's complimentary membership in MAST (new or renewal)

County Science Educator of the Year Awards

  1. Hold a current membership in the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) and has been an active member one year prior.

  2. Have a past history of being an active, contributing member of national, state, and/or local science teacher organizations.

  3. Have provided a leadership role in promoting and advancing the cause of quality science education among his/her peers.

  4. Have been active in promoting and advancing the cause of quality science education among students in the schools.

MAST State Science Educator of the Year

  1. Current member of MAST (e.g. membership acquired through conference participation or affiliates)

  2. Previous MAST County Educator of the Year Award winner.  To find these awardees please visit the Previous Award Winner page. Red font indicates educators who have already won the State Science Educator of the Year award.  If you do not see the teacher's name that you would like to nominate on this list please consider nominating them for a County Science Educator of the Year award (see above).

  3. Active or retired teacher

  4. Significant accomplishment in science education, locally, and statewide

  5. Role model in science education for other educators

Nominations are open through October 15 2022. 

Contact Laura Carlin at awards@massscienceteach.org with any questions.  


Congratulations to our 2020 Award Winners!

Dawn Sather Exemplary New Teacher Award  

Andrew Baker, Pembroke High School, Pembroke

Farrah Ekbatani, Dracut High School, Dracut                                                                                

Russell P. Stanhope Distinguished Friend of Science Award                            

Susan Reyes, Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School, Chicopee

Joann Blum Inspiration in Environmental Education Award

Linda Armstrong, Danvers Public Schools, Danvers

2020 County Science Educator of the Year Awards                                                  

Barnstable County -  Melinda Forist, Monomoy Middle School, Chatham

Berkshire County- Keith Wright, Monument Mountain Regional High School, Great Barrington

Bristol, County - Matthew Talbot, Somerset Berkley Regional High School, Somerset

Essex County - Debora O’Reilly, Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School, Danvers

Franklin County - Barbara Schulze, Ralph C. Mahar Regional School, Orange

Hampshire County - Jesse Porter-Henry, Hampshire Regional High School, Westhampton

Middlesex County - Doug Scott, Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton

Middlesex County -  Ralph Saint-Louis, Lowell High School, Lowell

Suffolk County - Philip Pietrangelo, Boston Latin School, Boston

2020 MAST State Educator of the Year Award                                                                                                                                                     

Caryl Adamowitch, retired from North Middlesex Regional School District


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