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Apply or Nominate for the  CSTA Excellence in Science Teaching Award.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, November 23, 2018.

 This award is bestowed on teachers who have not only demonstrated excellence in classroom science teaching, but who have also contributed professionally by providing workshops and/or other support for colleagues, have demonstrated dedication to personal and professional growth by participating in conferences and workshops, and have been productive participants in extra-curricular activities and community projects.

The Connecticut Science Teacher Association gives three 'Excellence In Science Teaching' awards each year: Elementary, Middle School, and Secondary.
These awards recognize and honor teachers who epitomize the highest ideals of the teaching profession by:

·         Being effective and innovative classroom teachers of science  

·         Serving as role models for colleagues and providing outreach to colleagues

             through workshops, publications, school-wide projects, or special events.  

·         Demonstrating a genuine commitment to personal and professional growth (life-long learning) by attendance and active participation at conferences, workshops, graduate courses, and in-service sessions. 

·         Reaching out beyond their classrooms and using their knowledge and talents in community service programs and projects.

Teaching Experience: At least five years of successful science teaching.

Nomination: By one or more current members of CSTA or CSSA, or by self-nomination.

Award: A commemorative plaque, a $500 monetary award, and dinner for the Awardee and a guest of his/her choice at the annual award banquet held at the New Haven Lawn Club on May 8, 2019.  For additional information please Contact Dr. Ralph J. Yulo Jr.  Phone: 860-974-0599 or email: or snail mail: Box 217, Eastford, CT 06242

Thanks to all that attended our conference!  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

PD Opportunities & Science Events

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  CT Science Awards 

Congratulations to all Awardees!

Excellence in  Science Teaching 2018

Excellence in  Elementary Science Teaching 2018

Samantha Rosenberg

Franklin Elementary School

Stratford, CT

Excellence in Middle School  Science Teaching 2018

Anja Pennell

Greater Hartford Academy of Fine Arts Middle 

School,  Hartford, CT

Excellence in  Secondary Science Teaching 2018

Crystal Paz Lavoie

Lyman Hall High School

Wallingford, CT

Connecticut Science Educator Fellows

Elizabeth (Betty) Catelli

Avi Ornstein

Classical Magnet School

Hartford, CT

CSSA Fred Scimone Science Leadership Award

A.J. Scheetz

Westport Public Schools

Westport, CT

Lifetime Achievement Award

Don Mitchell

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

New Haven, CT

Dr. Sigmund Abeles Award

Connecticut Audubon Society, Fairfield, CT

Patrick Comins . Executive Director

Milan Bull , Sr Director of Science and Conservation

Marty Tafel Awards

Life Sciences Middle School; Grade 8

Grace Flynn

St. Timothy Middle School

         West Hartford, CT

Danielle Locke and Ryan Martin - Teachers   


Physical Sciences MIddle School Grade 8

Khushi Parikh

Westside Middle School Academy

Danbury, CT

Jonathan Neuhausel  -Teacher

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