Josh Leonard, Education Director of Belwin Outdoor Science, received the Science Teaching Award for Elementary. The award comes with a $1,000 stipend to put toward a classroom project. Josh will use the stipend to support the SPPS Tulip Test Garden Project that is currently in its eighth year. Read more about last year's project here: spps.org/Page/44169
In addition, SPPS Online High School life science teacher Beth Robelia was named a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). PAEMST is the nation’s highest honor for U.S. K-12 STEM and/or computer science teachers. The award is administered by the National Science Foundation on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The state finalists are selected by a Minnesota committee and then move on to the national review.