Honor a Colleague as the WSTA Teacher of the Year

Would you enjoy seeing a fellow teacher named as WSTA Science Teacher of the Year? Would you be thrilled to see them receive a check for $500 and recognition at the state level? It’s quick and easy.



WSTA is an organization dedicated to advocating and promoting quality advancement of science education. Members of the Washington State science community are encouraged to nominate a deserving teacher of science. Awards are made at the four levels: elementary, middle, secondary & higher education. Simply send the name and contact information of a deserving teacher to WSTA PresidentElect, Andy Boyd, at boydscience@gmail.com. Andy will contact the teacher and invite them to apply, or you may ask your colleague(s) to apply using the application process below.


Minimum Requirements

Three years of science teaching experience.
Current assignment as a part for full-time teacher of science at the elementary, middle, secondary or higher education

Demonstrated Qualities

Current or past participation in local or state science activities or PD
Excitement and enthusiasm for teaching science
Effective delivery of scientific content and processes
Evidence of positive impact on student learning
Promotion of science education beyond the classroom

The Award

Local and state recognition Honorarium of $500 to be spent at the discretion of the

Nomination Procedure

The nomination process for selection as Science Teacher of the Year consists of three (3) sections:
1. Biographical Information – a current resume that confirms eligibility, work experience, and contact information to be completed by nominee
2. Administrative Recommendation – a letter from an administrative supervisor supporting the demonstrated qualities in the nominee’s classroom and/or beyond
3. Supporting Letters of Recommendation (2 or 3) – additional letters from a colleague, another administrator, parent, or student who can attest to the nominee’s qualifications. These recommendations should be completed by persons who have an intimate knowledge of the nominee’s efforts toward the advancement of science education and should be limited to 500 words or less.
Deadline: All three items listed above must be submitted by June 30, 2017


Completed Documents: Completed documents (biographical information and letters of support) may be submitted either electronically or by post to the addresses below:




WSTA Awards Chair

PO Box 732

Coulee City, WA 99115

Thank you for helping us continue the tradition of finding and selecting teachers who make an impact on science education in Washington State.

Andy Boyd

WSTA PresidentElect and Awards Chair

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