Science teacher, Covey Denton, will be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia in March to present at the NSTA National Conference (three different presentations) as well as receive both awards. The Paul DeHart Hurd award is given to only one educator annually. The Maitland P. Simmons award is given to 25 teachers in the US and Canada.
She has also been selected by the North Carolina Science Leadership Association to be a Fellow in their 2018-2020 cohort of Science Leadership Fellows. This will allow her to have an impact on Science Education in NC.
The Paul DeHart Hurd Award is presented by the National Middle Level Science Teachers Association, a Division Affiliate of the National Science Teachers’ Association, and sponsored by Delta Education, Inc. This award goes to one member of the NMLSTA who has demonstrated both exemplary science teaching performance in a middle level classroom, and leadership in sharing these skills and ideas with others. The award consists of a $1000 prize from Delta Education, Inc., complimentary membership for one year in the NMLSTA, and an appropriate plaque. The presentation of the award will be made at the NSTA National Convention at the NMLSTA Share-a-Thon during the following calendar year.
The Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers provides selected K-12 teachers in their first five years of teaching with funds to attend the annual National Conference on Science Education. Award recipients will be mentored, tracked, and provided with continuing opportunities for meaningful involvement with NSTA and its activities.
The award consists of up to $1,000 to be used to attend the annual National Conference. Recipients will be invited to attend a variety of workshops and presentations that are of particular interest to new teachers at the annual National Conference. Awardees will be honored at the Teacher Awards Banquet held during the NSTA Conference.
We are so proud of Ms. Denton?