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2023 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 by October 1 using the 2023 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 2022 Award Winners!


Dawn Sather Exemplary New Teacher Award  

Alexandria Sylvia, Brockton High School, Brockton

Maria Lazebnik, Gann Academy, Waltham

                                                                                     

Russell P. Stanhope Distinguished Friend of Science Award                            

Evan Pagliuca, Green Jobs Academy Programs Manager, Marlborough


Joann Blum Inspiration in Environmental Education Award

Julia Whalen, Carver Middle High School, Carver


2022 County Science Educator of the Year Awards                                           

Barnstable County -  Emily Nyerick, Monomoy Regional Middle School, Chatham

Essex County - Craig Richard, North Andover Middle School, North Andover

Norfolk County - Sandra Pearl, SEED, Plainville

Middlesex County - Elizabeth Stewart-Miranda, Greater Lowell Technical High School, Tyngsborough

Middlesex County - Renee Affolter, Boston College

 

2022 MAST State Educator of the Year Award                                                                                                                                                     

Jim Perry, retired educator from Mansfield Public Schools

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