Teacher Nominations Open
The new school terms are about to begin, which means it’s time for Sections and local societies to start thinking about nominations for the AAPG Foundation’s annual Teacher of the Year award.
2008 Teacher of the Year Mary Fitts
Each year the Foundation awards $5,000 to honor “Excellence in the Teaching of Natural Resources in the Earth Sciences” by the top K-12 teacher.
The award comprises $2,500 to the teacher’s school – for the winning teacher’s use – and $2,500 for the teacher’s personal use.
The winner will receive an expense-paid trip to the AAPG Annual Convention, where the award is presented during the All-Convention Luncheon. This year’s meeting is June 7-10 in Denver.
Foundation officials see the TOTY program as “an opportunity to offer something of significant appeal to teachers in your area, to get some interaction going and to give local recognition to a teacher and to the teaching of Earth science.”
Societies and Sections are “free to choose their nominees in whatever manner they wish,” officials said, although final nominations to AAPG should use the form found online.
The deadline for submitting Section nominees to Tulsa is November 1.